- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 26, 2016

Voters are intensely interested in the presidential election, and it’s also making them nervous according to a new Fox News poll. Many also appear to be at either at ease or resigned to the front-runners from both sides of the aisle: 67 percent overall would be “satisfied” voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump; 63 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of independents and 79 percent of Democrats agree with this.

Some are not so satisfied: 21 percent overall would seriously consider a third party candidate; 24 percent of Republicans, 30 percent of independents and 13 percent of Democrats agree. This might be promising news for Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian Party nominee; he ran for president in 2012 and won 1.2 million votes.

Some voters are either disgusted or disinterested: 9 percent don’t plan to cast a vote for president at all; 10 percent of Republicans, 13 percent of independents and 6 percent of Democrats agree.

Regardless of their party affiliation, Americans are jittery - and paying attention: 82 percent of U.S. voters feel “nervous about American politics today”; 84 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 80 percent of Democrats agree.

74 percent overall are “extremely” or “very” interested in the 2016 presidential election; 80 percent of Republicans, 67 percent of independents and 76 percent of Democrats agree.

The source is A Fox News poll of 1,016 registered U.S. voters conducted March 20-22.

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