ASBURY PARK, NJ—Revealing that a significant portion of the electorate has yet to make up their minds just one month out from Election Day, a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday showed that 30 percent of Americans are still undecided about whether they will be voting out of fear or spite. “I’ve been going back and forth for a while now—on the one hand, blind terror has resonated with me throughout this election cycle, but then every so often I’ll hear one of the candidate’s speeches and think that maybe I should cast my ballot out of pure contempt for them, so it’s been really difficult,” said Isaac Anthony, a 34-year-old claims adjuster from Sparks, NV, echoing the sentiments of 43 million registered voters for whom selecting between sheer enmity toward a particular presidential nominee and a deep-seated sense of dread at four years under the other candidate had failed to yield a clear-cut choice. “Usually, I always vote fear, but this election could be different—I’ve never felt so strongly about choosing resentment before. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll know for sure until I’m standing in the voting booth.” The poll also found that millions of undecided Americans were considering the possibility of ignoring fear and spite altogether and instead casting their vote out of utter despair.
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