By any measure, this has been an unnecessarily long campaign. Nevertheless, for most of us the ideological decision was made before the first debate. Those who vote Republican tend to be conservatives who opt for lower taxes and free markets. Democrats lean more liberal and populist and look to taxation as a government tool to level the playing field for the disadvantaged, as well as for those who don't wish to provide for themselves.
Most people vote on informed decisions not on self-interest
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