Obama leads Romney, if kids could vote
The nation's youngsters have spoken.
If American children had their way, President Barack Obama would serve another four years as the Commander in Chief.
That’s according to the recent Scholastic Student Vote where those under 18 got to weigh in on the important election. Nearly a quarter of a million students across the country cast their ballots, and the results are in: President Barack Obama walked away with a 6 percent lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
Students who voted for "Other," wrote in Republicans such as Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, John McCain and Paul Ryan, according to a press release from Scholastic, peppered with the occasional "my mom" or "my dad."
Barack Obama 51 percent
Mitt Romney 45 percent
Other 4 percent
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The Scholastic Student Vote was launched during the 1940 Presidential election and has been held every election year since then, with the outcome reflecting that of the general election in every contest but two (in 1948 when students chose Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman and in 1960 when more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than John F. Kennedy).
“The students have made their voices heard once again, and it proved to be a tight race,” said Elliott Rebhun, editor and publisher, Scholastic’s Social Studies Classroom Magazines. “The Scholastic Student Vote shows us that students are engaged and excited about the election, and has provided classroom teachers with a tool to bring current events to life and teach students about our country’s democratic process.”
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Students from across the country voted through mail-in paper ballots found in many of Scholastic’s classroom magazines, including Scholastic News® and Junior Scholastic® beginning in September and online at the Scholastic 2012 Election site (www.scholastic.com/election) from August to Oct. 10, 2012.
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President Obama saved hundreds of thousands of American jobs by " Saving Detriot ", Unlike Romney , who said " Let Detriot Go Bankrupt ". If Romney wins you can say goodbye to the Social Securiy and Medicare health insurance that you have been paying into your whole life. Dont you see what Today's Republicans are doing ? They are bought and paid for by Corporate Billionaires, who dont want or need Social Security and dont care if you do. Romney & Ryan agenda is " Give more to those who dont need it and less to those who do ".
President Reagan is rolling in his grave with how heartless Ryan's Budget plans are towards our seniors, disabled and Veterans. Billions in cuts for those Americans, who paid their dues and now need Social Security and Affordable Healthcare. A vote for Republicans today is a vote against yourself, unless of course you are wealthy and dont care about our seniors, disabled or Veterans. I was a Republican during the Reagan glory days, but that party left town.
We put our children in a private schools because we wanted to know that our children were getting taught and an education that would help them advance in life; not end up on "food stamps" like most of the public school children's parents who rely on welfare. Parents can't be in a classroom to moderate "lazy" teachers in the public schools who just show up to work just to get paid, and who complain about not getting enough money to be "lazy". Plus, we found out that these "lazy" public school teachers were always taking sick time, leaving to go on vacations [going to a RAM football game to be a cheerleader everytime a game occurs] and for so many other lame reasons, and instead relying on substitutes who don't have a BA or MA who come to teach children from a "whim," and without any curriculum direction. HOW do you like having your children being taught by a person who doesn't have an education degree? I think the Federal government needs to stay out of the school system, turn it over to the states to manage and hold the Govenors responsable for their own failures. Too many Democrat Govenors unfortunately, agree with passing the buck on "lazy public school teachers." Those "lazy" public school teachers need to be held accountable for their failing performance. Wow! Imagine what would happen to "lazy" public school teachers if they're jobs dependended on performance, you know, the same performance Obummer should be held accountable. Four more years of Obummer would "bump" up 47% to 57%. If you can't get it right in 4 years; GET OUT! Your fired!
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