BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The general election is about 60 days away and Patricia Freedman knows how she's voting.
"I don't know about other people but my mind was made up from the very beginning," said Freedman, a Williamsville resident.
Polls are fluctuating from week to week, and according to Peter Yacobucci, that indicates Americans still haven't decided who they'd like to see in the White House next year.
"We have one candidate, Donald Trump, who is a non-traditional politician and nobody's quite sure what they have with Donald Trump unlike Hillary Clinton, who has a 30-year history in the political limelight," said Yacobucci, a SUNY Buffalo State political science associate professor.
"Although Donald Trump is a very well-known individual, he's not well known in politics so there's still a large number of individuals that have yet to make up their mind."
Time Warner Cable News took its own unscientific poll and asked a few people why they think so many people have yet to choose between the Democratic and Republican candidates.
"A lot of people don't want to talk about it because it's so ugly. We don't want to talk about it. It's very ugly and I'm not like that," said Sally Gutman, Amherst resident.
"The Bernie supporters, everyone just thought they would go right to Hillary. I think some of them are just holding on. Holding onto hope and I am too," said Nick Gonzales, Buffalo resident.
"I can't believe it. I don't think people read the paper or watch the news. If you read the paper, it's all in there," said Nancy Duggan, West Seneca resident.
Yacobucci maintains that polls can be helpful but it's best not to rely on one poll's data.
"The best thing you can do instead is look at an average of polls. Look at the five most recent polls that have been done by legitimate polling researchers and then average that result," Yacobucci said.