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Poll: Clinton supporters less likely to respect Trump supporters than vice versa

By Eric DuVall
Poll: Clinton supporters less likely to respect Trump supporters than vice versa
A new poll finds nearly 60 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters said the would have "a hard time" respecting someone who votes for Trump. Forty percent of Trump supporters said the same about Clinton voters. UPI file

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Nearly six in 10 Hillary Clinton supporters said they have a difficult time respecting people who vote for Donald Trump, a stark reflection of the toll a bitter campaign has had on the U.S. electorate.

According to the Pew Research Center, 58 percent of Clinton supporters said they would have "a hard time" respecting someone if they knew they were a Trump supporter.

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Trump supporters were slightly more magnanimous -- 40 percent said the same thing, that they would have a hard time respecting someone if they found out they were a Clinton supporter.

Conversely, 40 percent of Clinton supporters and 56 percent of Trump supporters said they would have "no trouble" respecting someone who backed the other candidate.

Among Clinton supporters, white women and voters with a college degree are the most likely to say they don't respect Trump voters. Sixty-eight percent of white women who support Clinton and 66 percent of Clinton supporters with a college degree agreed they had a hard time respecting Trump supporters.

Pew surveyed 2,120 registered voters from Oct. 20 to 25. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points among Clinton supporters and 3.8 percentage points among Trump supporters.

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