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Scholastic Student Vote 2012: The Results Are In
http://magazines.scholastic.com/Election-2012/Vote ^

Posted on 10/16/2012 12:17:38 PM PDT by MNDude

Nearly a quarter-million (250,000) young people across the nation cast online or paper ballots in the Scholastic Student Vote. The graph, map, and chart below show how they voted overall and state-by-state. Read the full story and check out our Election 2012 resources

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; news
Unfortunately this has been an accurate way of predicting the president historically.

The results are Obama 51% and Romney 46%.

1 posted on 10/16/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Barack Hussein Obama! Ummmm, ummmm, ummmm.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: MNDude

I believe algore won in his year.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MNDude
Unfortunately this has been an accurate way of predicting the president historically.

Yes, because according to this, Obama will carry Florida, North and South Carolina and Arizona, and Romney will carry Texas by 2%. Need we really say more?

4 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:32 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: MNDude

So ya’ think Florida and NC are in Obama’s corner this year? According to this “accurate” kiddie poll they are going for zerO.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: ScottinVA

Watch, Obama will push to lower the age of enfranchisement to 8 years.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: ScottinVA

I imagine the teachers are much more outspoken politically nowadays than historically.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 12:23:06 PM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: MNDude
The Halloween mask vote surely can't be far behind, can it?
8 posted on 10/16/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: MNDude

If you are under 30 and are a conservative, you have no heart.

If you are over 30 and are a liberal, you have no brains.

- Winston Churchill


9 posted on 10/16/2012 12:23:33 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: MNDude

I’ve bookmarked it and will compare on election night. I trust the Colorado study more than the Scholastic vote.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 12:23:55 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: MNDude

Well...the brainwashers at the schools aren’t doing too well....I would have thought Obomba would win by a LOT MORE!


11 posted on 10/16/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: ScottinVA

Exactly. Obama is just a pop culture president so more young kids know of him. that’s about it. And he’s the current sitting pres they see all of the time on TV. It’s about familiarity and nothing more.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 12:24:48 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart
Exactly. Obama is just a pop culture president so more young kids know of him. that’s about it.

And, of course... all this without one smidgen of pro-left prodding by teachers.

13 posted on 10/16/2012 12:26:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: MNDude

I never heard any politics in grammar school.
Only one teacher in HS.
My hometown democrats were closet democrats most part.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 12:27:06 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: MNDude

My children get Scholastic Magazine at school. They just came home from school and I told them the Scholastic vote was in. They looked at me like I was an alien. I guess Catholic schools did not get that issue.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: MNDude

” Unfortunately this has been an accurate way of predicting the president historically. “

That was before Obama tried to destroy our country.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 12:30:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MNDude
Demographics.

Older population and poor families tend to be larger.

And there is the illegal alien issue...

17 posted on 10/16/2012 12:34:44 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: marstegreg

My kids at a private Christian school did not vote either.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 12:37:50 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: longtermmemmory

Scholastic Election 2000 Campaign Presidential Poll; Results by State.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Scholastic+Election+2000+Campaign+Presidential+Poll%3B+Results+by+State.-a066236490

Governor Bush received 357,847 votes, or 54 percent of the total.

The Democratic contender, Vice President Al Gore, received 276,898 votes, or 41 percent.

Only 26,736 students, comprising 4 percent of the total, voted for other candidates.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 12:43:39 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MNDude

I’m sorry, but how many who voted were illegals and anchor babies?

If you look at the border state statistics, it looks like they comprise quite a bit of the people voting.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 12:56:25 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: thackney

2008:

“Senator Barack Obama won with 57 percent of the vote, to 39 percent for Republican nominee Senator John McCain.”

So in 2008, Obama won this by 18 points while winning by 7 in the real election. I’m hoping this one is 11 points overly optimistic for Obama this time as well.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 12:57:02 PM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: MNDude

I seriously wouldn’t worry because of this. BHO is a pop cultural figure to kids like no other prez has been. He’s just popular, so they like him and would vote for him. Additionally, the first presidential debate, which seems to have reversed the dynamics of the race, is something no kid would be interested in. or really affected by.

This is just the effect of a “hip” president who likes Big Bird on impressionable minds that don’t use analytical thought.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 1:05:35 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: MNDude

Proves how well the indoctrination of our schools is working. Seriously, Arizona goes for Obama? I weep for our schools.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: MNDude

I am sure Obozo has the Nickelodeon vote all locked up, too!


24 posted on 10/16/2012 1:14:18 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Morris70

I wonder if they still have in-class discussion of the George Orwell books, “1984” and “Animal Farm”?


25 posted on 10/16/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: Revolting cat!

President Adam Sandler and VP Kee$ha, can you B-LEAVE it?!!!


26 posted on 10/16/2012 1:25:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: snarkytart

Bet the kids can all name 5 celebrities who’ve endorsed Obama and would be hard pressed to think of 2 who’ve endorsed Romney.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 1:26:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: MNDude

George H. W. Bush won this mock election in 1992, so they’re not always right.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Shadow44
Watch, Obama will push to lower the age of enfranchisement to 8 years.

You laugh, but the Global Left is seriously moving in that direction. Cristina Fernandez dropped it to 16 in Argentina.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 1:30:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MNDude

How many young people know the VP names?


30 posted on 10/16/2012 1:32:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: MNDude

This may have been historically accurate in the past, but that was when the basis for the formation of the kids’ opinions was listening to their parents’ conversations and overhearing tidbits of info. The name ID of Obama is likely higher than any other POTUS among this age group because him and his wookie are on the kids’ channels ALL THE FREAKING TIME! Seems like Moochelle is a mouseketeer as much as she is on the Disney channel. And the prez can’t meet with Netanyahu, but he can sit for an hour with Nickelodeon. BHO’s numbers should be a LOT higher than this given all the free advertising he gets on the kids’ networks.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (Liberals support abortion on demand and gay marriage....sounds like a great strategic plan!)
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To: MNDude
Not only is 0 getting North Carolina, but he's picked up South Carolina as well?

I think we are seeing more kids influenced by their teachers than by what their parents are saying -- if they're parents even agree with each other, in the first place!

32 posted on 10/16/2012 2:04:56 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Yeah, didn’t Mooch get slimed???


33 posted on 10/16/2012 2:19:13 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: ScottinSacto

I happened to view Sat morning kiddie fare this past Sat at a hospital - Dad had had surgery - and could NOT believe what I saw. Tax payer funded ads every other commercial spot, primarily, “Let’s Move”, Mooch’s program...
total indoctrination...turn OFF the TV, people!


34 posted on 10/16/2012 2:23:14 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: ScottinVA

“...and Romney will carry Texas by 2%.”

Yeah, that’s about on par with the “scientific” election results in my son’s class, in which he was the only Romney voter out of 22 or 23 kids...in an upper middle-class section of a Texan city (not the PDR of Austin, either). I call BS! Maybe it used to be that polls of school kids were accurate, but now they aren’t.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: RPTMS

“George H. W. Bush won this mock election in 1992, so they’re not always right.”

Unfortunately that isn’t true. They’ve only been wrong twice in 72 years: 1948 and 1960.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 2:20:35 PM PDT by jackmercer
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To: RPTMS

“George H. W. Bush won this mock election in 1992, so they’re not always right.”

You might be thinking of the Weekly Reader poll.


37 posted on 10/18/2012 2:26:54 PM PDT by jackmercer
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To: jackmercer

Yes, I was.


38 posted on 10/18/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by RPTMS
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