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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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2048Comments
Oct 20, 2012 7:15PM
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What the heck do kids know.  After all 4 yrs. ago the teachers pounded into their heads to go home and encourage their parents to vote for Obama.  The NEA were big supporters of Obama back then.  And probably still are.  Teachers are suppose to teach the ABC's and Reading, Writing and Arthrimetc, not politics.  Kids being brainwashed by teachers. And this is what we pay our teachers for?  To brainwash little kids minds.
Oct 20, 2012 7:15PM
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Brainwashing is in. Schools are not for teaching thus Government controlled enviornment leads to what the government wants.
Oct 20, 2012 7:13PM
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I love kids...but the average kid under 18 doesn't have a clue about the world issues or economics......but I am so impressed that MSN found this info.....have they found out that Pres.O doesn't know what is going on in them middle east?  Lets just talk about the kids...............
Oct 20, 2012 7:13PM
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I remember going to a local restaurant about this time 4 years ago and this guy started talking to me about the up coming election.  By the way he was talking I figured he was for Obama..So I asked him, "Why are you going to vote for Obama, because he's black?"  "Well, ya." ,Said the guy.  Right then I knew that some people were feeling pressured to vote for him so they wouldn't be considered racist.  Bunch of **** if you ask me. 
Oct 20, 2012 7:12PM
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Wow, the two of you are ridiculously evil and sad!
Oct 20, 2012 7:12PM
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the democrats spend alot of time at schools.ever notice that?proper indoctrination starts early.i think it is crazy to allow politics in school.kids need to learn the facts and not the spin.religion is banned from school due to it's influence,why not politics?
Oct 20, 2012 7:12PM
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That's why kids can't vote. They don't have the ability to reason!

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Judging from the Enforcers post , I would say he is an average voter!
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