The 2016 election: An election like no other

Posted at 3:00 PM, Nov 06, 2016

DENVER -- After the election ends this week, the 2016 presidential race will go down in history as no other election before it.

“It’s been very divisive, obviously big unfavorable for both candidates,” Paul Teske, the dean of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver told Marshall Zelinger on Politics Unplugged. “It’s just a challenging election for many voters.”

On this week’s show, Teske talked about the mudslinging from both sides during the campaign and pointed to high “unfavorable” ratings for both major party candidates as being things we saw more of during this campaign than others.

Dean Teske also addressed tracking polls the week before the election, some showing a narrowing between the candidates, others showing Clinton’s lead widening.

“I think the methodology has gotten more complicated with people not answering the phones and cell phones and not knowing how to get to people,” Teske said. “The race has probably moved around a little, but you know, in my mind, it’s still probably a small Clinton lead and whether that evaporates before Tuesday or holds is the big question.”

While a poll from the University of Denver show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied in Colorado, another new survey from Denver-based pollster Magellan Strategies shows Clinton with a six-point lead but found older voters are far more likely to vote for Donald Trump than younger voters in Colorado.


Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4 p.m. on Denver7.


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