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Kids Vote in Obama

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Posted by ep on Thursday, October 16, 2008, 22:30
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Apparently Scholastic has been having faux Presidential elections since the 1940’s to include kids in the process. Interestingly, since 1940 the kids voting results have accurately predicted the results of the Presidential race all but twice (1948 and 1960).

This years results have Obama beating McCain 57% - 39%.  For the full results check out this article: http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3750501

Colorado: McCain 61% Obama 36% Other 3%
Florida: McCain 41% Obama 55% Other 4%
Indiana: McCain 51% Obama 47% Other 2%
Iowa: McCain 48% Obama 49% Other 3%
Michigan: McCain 40% Obama 57% Other 3%
Missouri: McCain 49% Obama 47% Other 4%
Ohio: McCain 47% Obama 51% Other 2%
Pennsylvania: McCain 46% Obama 50% Other 4%
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5 Responses to “Kids Vote in Obama”

  1. LaterSkater
    17 October, 2008, 8:55

    So are the kids voting for “most likely to succeed” or “homecoming king and queen”? I shudder to think of our country being run by the homecoming king and queen from my high school. Does it also imply that Americans vote like children for whom they like and not something more meaningful (like issues)?

  2. 17 October, 2008, 10:00

    Wow, that is shockingly close to how the current polls appear in those swing states. That is fascinating!

  3. 17 October, 2008, 10:16

    I wonder if the way the kids vote is a reflection what their parents are talking and ultimately how they will vote or based on other influences.

    My high school experience with voting was interesting. It seemed when voting for “Most Likely to Succeed” and student government positions, the right people were voted in. Prom queen/ king is another story….so when we vote for elected officials are we voting most likely to succeed or Prom King/ Queen? Despite my mistrust of most American’s intelligence I think we vote for most likely to succeed usually.

  4. J
    19 October, 2008, 13:30

    This website should do a mock presidential election vote to capture a reflection of what its readers parents are talking about and how they will ultimately vote.

  5. Antigrammatik
    31 October, 2008, 14:19

    /agree with EP

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