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Ada Co. voters we talked to seem optimistic about Tuesday election

In our completely unscientific and random sampling, we found more people optimistic about the future than not. (CBS 2 photo)

The days leading up to this election have been both tense and tragic with bombs mailed to prominent Democrats and the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

But in our completely unscientific and random sampling, we found more people optimistic about the future than not.

"I'm pretty positive," said Jason Natzke of Boise. "I think things are going to change and I think that's a good thing."

"I'm optimistic, said Courtney Hirschmann of Boise. "It seems there's more information out there this time. If that makes sense."

But Mark Medley of Boise said he is apprehensive. "I don't like the direction the country's going and I think everybody needs to get out and vote."

Indeed, getting out the vote is the ultimate goal of both parties, each hoping that whatever wave breaks ashore will help their cause.

And turnout is running close to the 2016 presidential election.

In Ada County, it's expected as many as 60,000 people will have cast ballots when early voting wraps up at the end of the week.

And if there's strength in numbers, each voter is hoping the force will go their way.

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