Biden Visit Highlights Anxiety Over 2016 Election

LOS ANGELES ( — Tempers flared around the W Hotel in Westwood, where Vice President Joe Biden appeared for a fundraiser Thursday evening before heading off to a private party on the Westside.

It created a bit of a traffic jam.

“Almost 30 minutes just trying to get back to my apartment, and I’m supposed to fly out at 7, too,” UCLA student Little Dove said.

But it’s not just commuters who are feeling anxious lately.

A new study from the American Psychological Association found about 52 percent of Americans say the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is a source of stress.

“Any kind of change is going to create stress, going to create anxiety,” said Steve Jordan, who lives in Westwood. “The unknown, right?”

The recently released video of Trump making lewd comments about women and the bickering between the two candidates in Sunday’s debate has made some voters depressed.

“So disappointed that people could go there,” said Cathy Miller, who lives in Westwood. “There are so many important issues. Why are we slinging mud?”

Stuck in the mud is how Dove felt after she got back into her apartment, could get her car out but still had that flight to catch.

“Uber can’t pick us up on this street since it’s all blocked off, so we’re going to walk down two blocks and have it pick us up there,” Dove said.


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