Public speaks out on US presidential election

Share Button
Donald Trump pic © Michael Vadon. Hillary Clinton pic © Lorie Shaull. Images via Wikimedia Commons

Donald Trump pic © Michael Vadon. Hillary Clinton pic © Lorie Shaull. Images via Wikimedia Commons

Americans go to the polls on Tuesday to elect their president after one of the most bitter and divisive campaigns in living memory.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected as the 45th President of the United States to take over from Barack Obama early next year, following a bad-tempered and controversial build-up that has at times seemed more like a reality show contest than an election.

Whether Democrat nominee Clinton follows her husband Bill into the White House or Republican representative Trump takes the reigns of power, the ramifications for the rest of the world are significant.

We took to the streets of Liverpool this week to ask the public what they think of the US election as the decisive hours loom across the Atlantic.

YouTube: Andrew Livingston, JMU Journalism

Scroll through the edited comments below for more responses in our survey.

Reporting by: Sam Heyhirst; David Purcell; Andrew Cook; Hollie Hayes; Josh Hodge; Laura Hughes; Aaliyah Rugg; Rosie Steedman; Andrew Livingston; Gabrielle Walsh & Emma White.