40 Percent of Americans Say Presidential Candidates are Not Funny

40 Percent of Americans Say Presidential Candidates are Not Funny

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Aside from the qualifications and policy proposals of the two major-party presidential nominees, Americans say it’s important that the country’s next president has a sense of humor. But 40 percent said neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton is funny.

The two candidates took turns making jokes and jabbing at each other at Thursday’s Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York City, a tradition for presidential candidates every four years, although this year’s event had an edgier tone.

ABC News partnered with SSRS to ask Americans how important it is for the next president to have a sense of humor.

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