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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.

Bing: Get highlights from the Oct. 16 presidential debate.

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

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Oct 21, 2012 1:14AM

LOL  ore liberal media propaganda tryingo save obama



ROMNEY / RYAN 2012 !!

Oct 21, 2012 1:12AM
with lib teachers...no big surprise...bust unions then take vote
Oct 21, 2012 1:11AM
That figures...just another ballot/poll without Gary Johnson. Why put other when he's on the ballot in 48 states? Making sure the sheeple continue to follow the duopoly blindly. Teach them young.
Oct 21, 2012 1:11AM
How dumb has America become to let self serving teachers teach our children what is right and wrong - God help us all
Oct 21, 2012 1:11AM

Libs oh I mean communitistas are the ignorant ones. That is why two Republican mentally challenged members of US House of Representatives that sit on the Science committee stated that the Earth is 9000 years old and a woman's reproductive system shuts down during forcible rape thus if a woman is raped and gets pregnant she wasn't forcibly raped. VP Ryan co-sponsored a bill with Aiken on this latter subject. Please think we are all American needing government and society to work better together. A wealthy Mormon like MR has difficulty understanding anyone earning less than a mil.

If you are so smart why does MR pay taxes to the USA that is less than most people Tip as a percentage. His tax% of income for 2011 was 13%. He pays more money 3.2M to his church than taxes the USA 2.5M makes one think where his allegence lies. Last why did he only show the American people 2011 taxes? Is it possible Romney paid zero or less than 10% in 2008, 2009, 2010?

Oct 21, 2012 1:10AM
I am not uneducated.  I am a middle class worker, who thinks Mitt Romney would be a total disaster for this country.  The last few days, he hasn't changed my image of what a total jerk he is.  Sending those jobs to China,while still getting a tax break shows that he only cares about himself and big business.  I learned my beliefs from my parents, who were also hard working Middle class workers, not from teachers.
Oct 21, 2012 1:10AM
With the stupid comments grown people have to say about the minds of children should only look who doesn't sit down at dinner and talk to their kids about current events!!! Kids  hear what other kids teach them from those that do learn from home! Maybe Republicains should have dinner with their kids more often if you don't like what they are learning!
Oct 21, 2012 1:10AM

Right here right now. Thumbs up Romney , thumbs down obama. This is the real vote

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