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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.

Photo: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty ImagesStudents 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."

Final results:

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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Photo: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Oct 21, 2012 12:10AM
Political Polls irregardless of who is polled,or who takes the polls.  have about as much value as a mouse TURD.
Oct 21, 2012 12:10AM
Well Apparently the Kids are smrter thn he parents! Interestng that so many parents will choose the White Rich guy, because they are to ignorant, and racists! Blinded by the LIES, Wake up you Dimwits, Or you will be sending your children to Wars, & their graves. Vote out all these Radicals!
Oct 21, 2012 12:09AM
Well fortunately kids can't vote in association with a lot of their parents. All kids need hear is that one likes and one dislikes Big Bird, and their parents that one supports give aways, one doesn't  and that's the extent of their interest.
Oct 21, 2012 12:09AM
think abut this romey lies he won`t even use his first name
Oct 21, 2012 12:08AM

Sorry, but I do not put much faith into what students, dealing with crazed, liberal teachers would put on a ballot if they could!  My daughter has had to deal with constant attempts at indoctrination by her teachers and insults and childish comments when she doesn't cow to their beliefs!  Let these kids have a little more of a life before you try to make their innocence an election ploy! 


In 2008, when my daughter was 9 years old, she was asked by her teacher who she would vote for, Obama or McCain.  My daughter, strong-willed and intelligent, and a friend, were the only ones who did not prefer Obama.  The teacher tried to change their minds, but, they were adament about their choice.  After Obama's election the class had a party, complete with cake, ice cream, and punch, but, my daughter and her friend were asked to leave the class during the party because they did not want to vote for Mr. Obama!  It took my wife all of her feminine wiles to keep my from tearing that liberal POS a new a$$hole!

Oct 21, 2012 12:08AM
ever think that te majority of kids are being fed opinions in public schools? There's a reason why they don't vote...they're too impressionable and asily isled.
Oct 21, 2012 12:08AM
HAHAHA as soon as Romney leads in the national polls, the media finds somewhere they can start out with OBomba leads !
Oct 21, 2012 12:06AM
Of course Obama wins, I'm 14 so I know how most kids think and it's going to sound somewhat racist, but kids choose Obama because he's black.
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