On Election Eve, local voters doubt political gridlock will end

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- As Campaign 2012 nears the finish line, people we talked to on the streets of Boise were frustrated and doubtful the outcome of the presidential election would change the country's political gridlock, one way or the other.

"I wish I could say there would be some changes coming," said Jordan Smith of Salmon, "but I suspect it's going to be deadlock from here on out, no matter who wins."

"I am tired of the presidential elections," said Joanne Holtz of Caldwell. "I am tired of people not listening to us. We're losing the Middle Class and I don't think national politicians get that."

"I'm not very optimistic," said Cecil Jones of Meridian. "I think the system is broken and I am kind of tired of all of them."

Many people we talked to said they wished the political parties could set aside their difference and start to resolve the many problems this country faces.