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Opinions on voting differ from generation to generation in Northeast Ohio

Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 17:19:22-05

Election day has arrived. It is a day everyone of age has the opportunity to voice their opinion. News 5 spent time at the polls and chatted with voters of different generations about what this election means to them personally.

"This has been such an unusual campaign, I've never seen anything like it," said Cleveland resident, Ben Horseman.

"I think it's kind of ridiculous. Both candidates are... I'd rather have somebody else," said Cleveland resident, Arielle Strosser.

We spoke with several generations, and all of them called this election cycle, "different."

"Even just the attitude they show to each other during the debates is just ridiculous. Like, carry yourself as professionals," said Strosser.

"It was more civil. I have never seen someone run for office using language he has," said Horseman.

Horseman, 81, says he has been voting all his life. He has seen a lot of Presidents in his time.

"Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, all of them," said Horseman.

Looking at this election cycle, he says things have changed, and that is why he is voting for... "Hillary, without a doubt," said Horseman.

Strosser, 23, is new to the game.

"I've never voted before, this is my first time," Strosser said.

She says she is stunned by the way both candidates are acting.

"They're childish. I'm 23, 24 years old and I would never say some of the things either one of them are saying," said Strosser. 

That being said, Strosser told us she is voting for Donald Trump, a president from the side she believes is the better choice.

"I don't believe in taxing the rich to give to the poor. I think that the Republican party in itself doesn't do that, so I'm looking more at the economy standpoint," said Strosser.