Would you end a friendship over this election? | The Tylt

Would you end a friendship over this election?

A new poll reveals 7 percent of American voters have ended friendships over the 2016 presidential election. Some people find the opposition party's nominee and viewpoint so repellent they can't stay friends with people who support that candidate. Others say "Hey—it's just politics." Like religion, maybe it's a topic better left undiscussed with friends. What do you think? Vote below!

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Would you end a friendship over this election?
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Can't we all just get along?

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For many LGBT, Latino, Muslim, and Black Americans, this election feels like a referendum on their basic rights, and it's tough to maintain friendships with people supporting a candidate that would curtail those rights.

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On the other hand, shutting people out of your life feels really extreme. And in the long run, does it help the polarization of our nation to shun people we disagree with politically? Perhaps we should be trying to communicate with people who think differently than we do.

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Politics isn't just positions on free trade. For many, this election is a moral issue,  and they just don't want to be friends with someone they find immoral.

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Some see a vote for Clinton or Trump as a personal betrayal.

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Can you be friends with someone you think is voting to support evil? 

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Others say it's a sad commentary on this election and the quality of some people's friendships.

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Would you end a friendship over this election?
#CountryOverFriends
A festive crown for the winner
#FriendsOverPolitics