Voters Want a Strong Leader More Than Anything Else, Exit Poll Shows

by CAMERON EASLEY | MorningConsult.com  |  published on November 8, 2016

Vote ButtonVoters heading to the polls Tuesday are twice as likely to say they want a president who is a “strong leader” than in 2012, according to Morning Consult/POLITICO exit data.

More than one-third (36 percent) of 2016 voters said being a strong leader was the most important quality when picking a president, compared with 18 percent of voters who said the same during 2012 election. It’s an opinion held regardless of partisan leanings: 35 percent of Democrats, 34 percent of independents and 39 percent of Republicans said that was most important.

After being a strong leader, voters said having a vision for the future, at 29 percent, was most important. Sixteen percent picked having a candidate share their values and care about people like them, respectively.

Democrats were more likely than Republicans to place more value in whether the candidate cares about them (20 percent to 12 percent), while GOP voters said it was more important that the candidate shares their values (19 percent to 14 percent).

The 2016 election does seem to have brought voters together in one sense: Nearly everyone agrees it’s been terrible, regardless of political affiliation.

  • justinwachin

    Anyone who thinks Hillary rotten Clinton cares for them should see how much she is asking donors to meet with her or get government favors. If you can give the Clinton slush fund several million dollars she cares about you. If you don’t have that kind of money you are one of the deplorables whose only value is to put her in office.

  • Tiger
  • joe katona

    TRUMP IS THE ONLY ONE FIT TO RUN THIS COUNTRY…NOT SOME 2 BIT BI WHORE SCUMBAG BITCH SLUT !!#

  • Tiger

    Apparently, the FBI forgot to visit the Cornell Law Library. Word for word from
    the Cornell Law Library Former United States Attorney General Michael
    Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email
    server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any federal office. Very specifically points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

    For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says:

    “(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals,
    removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or,
    with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map,
    book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any
    clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public
    office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States,
    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years,
    or both.

    (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record,
    proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and
    unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or
    destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
    more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be
    disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in
    this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by
    any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United
    States.

    SHE WAS NEVER A LEGITIMATE CANDIDATE SHARE.

  • Albert L Biele

    A vote for CLINTON is a vote for big-business, wall –street, big –banks, Lobbyist, special interest groups, and countries like Iran, and Saudi-Arabia, (The for-mentioned gave the Clintons hundreds of millions of dollars, and now she owes them), whereas, a vote for Trump is a vote that gives the country back to the people; to essentially, go back to the fundamental principles this country was originally founded on. The choice is between a lawless administration, and deeply rooted Washington corruption; or a country predicated on the peoples-rule i. e., of, for, and by the people.

  • Retired

    The Sheep will follow Hillary to slaughter.

  • Dennis B Anderson

    It figures who wrote this $cheieit. Politico. Hey this is america go spread your manure back in Mexico. When a illegal mexicans vote counts here in the USA Obama will be hung for treason. We are in the shape were in because the republican party has acted like the right arm of Obamas regime. Now we need a strong leader you want to elect empty pants who will carry on Obamas policies. If Hitlery wins better learn mexican even a phone call to your bank they want to talk to them first???

  • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

    Worried about the electoral vote…Seems it could be ripe for fraud, and corruption. Popular vote straight from the American people should decide the President of the United States.

    • Just1Saddletramp

      With only four exceptions in U. S. history the Electoral College has mirrored the popular vote so that is not the answer except for one very specific circumstance. Here is the way it should be. One State in the Union known as the United States is not any more important than another. Whoever wins the popular vote in a specific State wins that State. Whoever wins the most States becomes the next U.S. President.

      • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

        That’s pretty much the way it is now…Most electors are loyal members of the party that has selected them. In 26 states plus D.C. electors are bound by laws or party pledges to vote in accord with the popular vote. Although, electors could in principle, switch their votes… and…That’s is the part I don’t like.

        • Just1Saddletramp

          If a Presidential candidate gets the majority of popular votes in a dozen of the more populous states the then they will have enough Electoral votes to be elected President. That means that the votes cast in the other 38 states did not count worth diddly squat. That is why the popular vote needs to be tabulated on a state-by-state basis instead of a National basis

    • Tiger

      It is and daily we hear of it and see it and the leaks proved it will take a Revolution or Act of the Almighty to stop this and she should never have run.

      Apparently, the FBI forgot to visit the Cornell Law Library. Word for word from
      the Cornell Law Library Former United States Attorney General Michael
      Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email
      server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any federal office. Very specifically points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

      For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says:

      “(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals,
      removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or,
      with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map,
      book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any
      clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public
      office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States,
      shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years,
      or both.

      (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record,
      proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and
      unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or
      destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
      more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be
      disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in
      this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by
      any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United
      States.

      • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

        The Hollyweird Libtards…Cher, Woopi Goldberg, Rosie ODonnell etc. should be packing their bags as we speak and get the hell out, like they promised. Good riddens…don’t let the door hit ya

        • Tiger

          Sure looking forward to it. Heard the Canadian Immigration site went down too many applying. Poor Canada going to inherit the wealth of village idiots.

  • Earl Rogerson
    • Patriot47

      Hillary disposes of opponents like Hitler did.

      • Earl Rogerson
        • Patriot47

          You’re that stupid you don’t.

        • GW

          Where did you get the information that it is nonsense?

        • used_to_be_a_liberal

          You are calling people stupid!!! Listen up you left wit fool. I am sure you know what the Hilda-Beast is all about, and you still support her. That makes you a fool. Then you bring up this Nazi thing and Hitler. Listen jackass. George Soros, who is the Clintons puppet master is a Nazi. So just where or what kind of socialism do you think you are going to get. Then too, if you support Soros or her, and you know what they are, then you are for-sure nothing but a left-wit traitor to this country, its people, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

        • John Gaultier

          You need to get your kool aid soaked head out of your ass. “Nonesense about Hillary” explains the eroding brain cells.

          • Dennis Hartley

            Tell my Uncle what a wonderful ladie see is. Along with the 80 people or so that came up missing or dead back when Slick Willie ran for office. My cousin was one of them. Jail is way to good for both of them. Tar and feathers is a much better way for them

    • Just1Saddletramp

      It is a prime requisite for a wanna-be dictator

      • Earl Rogerson

        The Orange Anus will definitely be a DICK-tator.

    • Retired

      Hitlary gives the same salute to the public.

  • Walter Flatt

    DONALD TRUMP,

    SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, TODAY.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REG. DEM. ALL MY LIFE, BUT WILL VOTE FOR TRUMP.

    I BELIEVE WE HAVE BEEN SET UP FOR A TRY AT A MUSLIM INVASION OF THIS COUNTRY BY, HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY, SORROS AND THE BIASED MEDIA. READ ALL THE WHYS BELOW.

    IF YOU HAVE THE GUT5, GOOGLE THE BELOW AND LISTEN TO ALL AND SEND IT TO ALL YOU KNOW.

    IF YOU READ ALL THE BELOW YOU MIGHT WAKE UP.

    GOOGLE 3 THINGS, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, 2ND, HILLARY CAREER CHRIMINAL, 3RD, CLINTONS CIRCLE OF POWER. LISTEN TO ALL.

    IF YOU ARE FOR THE ABOVE AND BELOW, YOU ARE TRYING TO DESTROY MY COUNTRY

    WHICH HAD YOU RATHER HAVE FOR A PRESIDENT A MAN, (AS 99% HAS), THAT TALKS A LITTLE DIRTY TO MEN, OR THE ABOVE IN THE GOOGLES.

    WHY HAS HILLIARY HAD A MUSLIM FROM A RADICAL FAMILY AS HER TOP AIDE FOR 10 YEARS, HUMA COULD BE A PERFECT PIPELINE TO PASS SECRETS TO THE MUSLIM WORLD.

    WHY HAS OBAMA SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH MUSLIMS ANOTHER PERFECT PIPELINE TO PASS SECRETS. EVEN HE HAS DECLARED HIMSELF A MUSLIM.

    WHY GET MAD AT PUTIN, HE SAID THAT THERE WAS NO PLACE IN RUSSIA FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD NOT FOLLOW THEIR LAW AND SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE, THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO TO A COUNTRY THAT DID.

    WHY HAS HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY AND THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE RADICAL MUSLIMS.

    WHY IS A LAW THAT WAS PASSED IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY, NOT ENFORCED? THIS LAW INCLUDES OBAMA SINCE HE SAID HE WAS A MUSLIM, AND ALL HE HAS AROUND HIM IN DC.
    WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO?

    WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

    WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES? MOST CLOSE TO MILITARY BASES.

    WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VA. CLOSE TO DC? ARE THEY TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

    WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER HAVING TO FEED, CLOTH & HOUSE THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF MUSLIMS BEING BROUGHT HERE?

    WHY GIVE THE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS BROUGHT IN FREE HEALTH CARE, SPENDING THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL CARE?

    WHY ARE THE ILLEGALS BEING TREATED BETTER THAN OUR VETERANS.

    WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICK THE RADICALS OUT?

    WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

    WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

    WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

    WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

    WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

    WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS?

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

    WHY ALLOW ILLEGALS TO FLOOD OUR COUNTRY WHEN THEY COST MORE PER YEAR THAN THE IRAQ WAR.

    I SAY, ARM ALL OUR TROUPS TO PREVENT A MUSLIM TAKEOVER. THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. I CAN TAKE 100 AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR.

    BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, LET THE WORLD YOU ARE DOING SO.

    JUST PRAY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTED AND IS ABLE TO TAKE OVER AS OUR PRESIDENT.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLE 2015 AND YOU JUST MIGHT KNOW WHY.

    BELOW IS A GOOD REASON WHY I BELIEVE THAT A TAKEOVER TRY IS POSSIBLE. HOW CAN THE BIASED NEWS SAY OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM.

    THE LAST WHY, WHY DONT THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA REPORT ALL THIS???????????

    TRUMP IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS A CHANCE TO HELP. ITS EITHER HILLARY OR TRUMP. MY CHOICE IS TRUMP.

    • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

      Also the newest one…”Hillary’s America”… Everyone needs to see these documentary’s. Then you will not, in your right mind, be able to vote for Hillary Clinton.

      • Tiger

        Apparently, the FBI forgot to visit the Cornell Law Library. Word for word from
        the Cornell Law Library Former United States Attorney General Michael
        Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email
        server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any federal office. Very specifically points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

        For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says:

        “(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals,
        removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or,
        with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map,
        book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any
        clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public
        office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States,
        shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years,
        or both.

        (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record,
        proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and
        unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or
        destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
        more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be
        disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in
        this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by
        any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United
        States.

        • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

          Tiger….We the people have disqualified her…Maybe President Trump will prosecute. WE DID IT !!!!

          • Tiger

            Wow Jan what a great post so right on. Best I have seen. But will he? He actually praised her service in his acceptance speech. He knows better but that made my ears perk up. Maybe just trying to be kind for now.

          • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

            I agree on the “trying to be kind”.We all know better but now that the fight is over, he took a deep breath, relaxed, and said some kind words to his opponent. Kinda like an MMA fight. They beat the hell out of each other, then congratulate, hug, and shake hands at the end. I really doubt prosecution will result…He’s going to be a very busy man…and as far as I’m concerned, she was doled the ultimate punishment last night…She is done.

          • Tiger

            Through and toast so happy and wait for the prison cell.

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    • Tiger

      WE KNOW.

      Europe knows. Now share this also.

      Apparently, the FBI forgot to visit the Cornell Law Library. Word for word from
      the Cornell Law Library Former United States Attorney General Michael
      Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email
      server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any federal office. Very specifically points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

      For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says:

      “(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals,
      removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or,
      with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map,
      book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any
      clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public
      office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States,
      shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years,
      or both.

      (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record,
      proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and
      unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or
      destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
      more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be
      disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in
      this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by
      any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United
      States.

    • joe katona

      THEY WANT OUR GUNS SO THEIR ISIS AND MUSLIM FRIENDS CAN TAKE US EASIER !! I WISH I HAD A SEMI AUTO TO KILL THESE BASTARDS WITH..!#

    • Tiger
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