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A close look at favorite Clinton and Trump buzzwords reveals different versions of reality


A close look at favorite Clinton and Trump buzzwords reveals different versions of reality

WATCH  | These are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's economic buzzwords

Buzzwords are often seen as fun drinking game moments, but when it comes to an election season, they can either make or break a person's perception of a candidate.

We looked at Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's most-used phrases when talking about the economy.

Twenty-six speeches and however-many days later, we narrowed down the candidates' go-to phrases.

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Here's what we found:

"For everyone not just those at the top" appeared more than 15 times for Clinton.

"Reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms," appeared more than five times for Trump.

Clinton's top phrase reiterates her plan to "build an economy that works for everyone."

Trump's top phrase echoes his pledge to make sure "every American is treated equally."

'Two different versions of reality'

These phrases show "a great divide and two different versions of reality," according to Tom Goodnight, a communications professor at the University of Southern California.

"Hillary says we're doing well, but we need to make sure everyone shares in the progress. Trump says we're at a point of crisis where everything's going badly and we need a leader.

Although this data sample might be small, it's very possible you'll be hearing these phrases during the upcoming presidential debates.

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