1. US presidential elections 2016: Key issues in the election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

US presidential elections 2016: Key issues in the election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

The United States of America is on the verge to wrap up the race to the White House and all eyes are set on November 8. That is when the final phase of the election will come to an end.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 5, 2016 10:51 PM
Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump (R). File Photo) Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump (R). File Photo)

The United States of America is on the verge to wrap up the race to the White House and all eyes are set on November 8. That is when the final phase of the election will come to an end. Two candidates, billionare Donald J Trump and former first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton have been engaged in a fiesty battle so far that included verbal smackdown both on and off line, name calling, putting out each other’s naked statues, posters, so on and so forth.

Often, think tanks and political analysts have debated that what is the issue at hand? Questions are raised on each of the candidate’s efficiency and understanding of politics, economy and security related issues. On one hand there is Donald Trump, who may be a successful businessman with no records of holding any federal post whatsoever and on the other there is Hillary Clinton who despite having lot of experience in governance and policy making is facing grave charges and is currently under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
What have been the key issues in the presidential election race?

Any rational voter can say without doubt that this election has been an “issues light” election. Perhaps this election has been more centred around the individuals competing each other rather than on issues that the US has been facing. The big issues that do matter to voters this year are: immigration policy, filling the vacant seat currently on the Supreme Court (the highest court in the land), trade policy and foreign policy (particularly America’s role in fighting ISIS and involvement in conflicts abroad in general). Also a big point of discussion: Obamacare, the healthcare reforms passed in 2010.

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