Election stress


OSAGE, Iowa – For the past year, everything from billboards to signs to commercials have been from politicians looking to get your vote on Election Day.

More than 50 percent of Americans said the 2016 presidential election has stressed them out, according to a survey from the American Psychological Association.

Christina Beyer-Fink said she really hopes who she voted for is elected president, but she is ready for the process to be over with.

“There’s a lot of people who don’t respect the other side and I’m just ready to see that be done.”

Beyer-Fink said many people strongly oppose a candidate or both and she said she’s seen it lead to arguments.

“It just seems like everyone is at each other’s necks about who they think will be the better president — and hopefully we’ll have our answer in a couple days and we can all be friendly again.”

The survey showed the elections haven’t just affected one generation. Nearly 60 percent of millennials and matures (71+) have experienced stress because of the election.

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