Missouri exit poll: Trump, Clinton both seen as dishonest

Most Missouri voters say Donald Trump lacks the temperament and qualifications for the presidency and also view Hillary Clinton as untrustworthy, according to preliminary results from exit polling conducted for The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Here's a look at other attitudes among Missouri voters and breakdowns on how they made their choices on Election Day:

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ECONOMY DRIVES MOST WORRIES

An economy that nearly 6 in 10 described as "not so good" or "poor" was on the minds of most Missouri voters. Terrorism, immigration and foreign policy were all lagging far behind as key issues.

But despite those anxieties, most voters don't foresee a bleak future for their children. Fewer than 1 in 3 think the next generation will be worse off than today, with the more pessimistic voters overwhelmingly backing Trump.

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DIVIDE OVER RACE

Two years after the violent unrest in Ferguson over the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer, voters in the state were evenly divided about whether America's criminal justice system treats blacks fairly.

But about 4 in 10 say that whites have an upper hand in day-to-day life. The rest were split between the view that either minorities are favored or no racial group receives preferential treatment. Those who felt that blacks are at a disadvantage strongly sided with Clinton.

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LOW OPINIONS OF BOTH TRUMP, CLINTON

Clinton couldn't convince most Missouri voters she was trustworthy. Nearly two-thirds saw her as dishonest, but a slight majority of voters said Clinton was qualified for the White House.

As for Trump, the majority of voters didn't see him as qualified, honest or having the temperament to be commander-in-chief. But about 1 in 5 voters who felt that way still picked the billionaire over Clinton.

Voters didn't seem impressed with either candidate. Slightly more than half held an unfavorable view of Trump and 6 in 10 had a similarly dim view of Clinton.

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TRUMP CARRYING MOST WHITES, WEALTHY

Trump was holding a clear edge among white voters, including women, and 6 in 10 voters who never attended college were also on his side. Trump was also running stronger with middle-class and wealthy voters. He attracted more than half of those making more than $50,000 a year and performed even better among voters with six-figure incomes.

Younger voters were roughly divided on Clinton and Trump, but those 45 and older were breaking for the Republican nearly 3-2.

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WANTING CHANGE

Being able to deliver change was seen as the most important attribute in the next president among nearly half of voters - and they were backing Trump nearly 4-1.

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The preliminary exit poll of 1,648 Missouri voters was conducted for AP and the television networks by Edison Research in a random sample of 35 precincts statewide. Results were subject to sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points; it is higher for subgroups.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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