Sahit Muja: The kids have spoken! The winner of the Scholastic Student Vote is President Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, with 51 percent of the vote. The Republican nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, received 45 percent of the vote, while 4 percent of kids voted for other people.
The voters have spoken: With an averaging of the 24 latest polls showing Mitt Romney holding a narrow 3% lead. According to all 24 polls Mitt Romney is making gains both nationally and in the swing states.
The Scholastic Student Vote invited young people under the legal voting age of 18 to cast their vote for President in a mock election. They could vote online at www.scholastic.com/vote or by mailing in paper ballots found in Scholastic classroom magazines. Almost a quarter million (250,000) students voted from August 15 until the online poll closed on October 10.
A majority of kids in four of five key swing states Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Ohio chose Obama. A swing state is a state where neither candidate has a strong majority in the polls. Romney won Virginia, the other key swing state, by a small margin. In a close race like this one, the voting outcomes in these states can ultimately determine who wins the general election.
Check out our results page for a pie graph, an interactive map, and a state-by-state chart.
A GOOD PREDICTOR?
The Scholastic Student Vote may not be official, but its results have often indicated who eventually wins the presidential race. Scholastic has conducted the student mock vote during every presidential election since 1940. The results of the student vote have mirrored the actual outcome of all but two elections—1948, when kids voted for Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman, and 1960, when they selected Richard M. Nixon over John F. Kennedy.
THE KIDS HAVE SPOKEN
In addition to casting their votes for President, students have weighed in on political topics in other Scholastic online polls. As of October 12, they said the issues that matter most to them are the economy, health care, and the war in Afghanistan. Sixty-seven percent said they talk about the election with their parents at least sometimes. And a whopping 90 percent said they would like to be President someday.
The Scholastic Student Vote is just one of many polls, both silly and serious, that have taken place this election season. Most polls predict a tight race for the White House, with some showing Obama as the winner and others showing Romney on top.
WE THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN ROMNEY LEADS OBAMA.
With 21 days until the election polls show that the Obama vs Romney race is very close. With an averaging of the 24 latest polls showing Mitt Romney holding a narrow 3% lead. According to all 21 polls Mitt Romney is making gains both nationally and in the swing states.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%.
A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters puts across the 10 states, Mitt Romney leads President Obama 50 percent to 48 percent. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has opened up a five-point lead on President Barack Obama among likely voters in the country’s top 12 swing states, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.
USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows. Mitt Romney is leading Obama 50-46 percent among likely voters in the swing states. Men who are likely voters back Mitt Romney 54-42 percent. The states are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin
Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking: Obama leads Romney by 2 percentage points, 47 to 45 percent support from likely voters in the national online poll. Romney kept a big lead of 38 percent to 29 percent on who has a better plan for handling the deficit, and a small lead of 38-37 percent on who would better handle the U.S. economy.
President Obama leads by a single point 49 to 48 percent in the latest POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll released this morning, well within the margin of error.
According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. “The likely voters in the new poll split 49 percent for Obama to 46 percent for Romney, basically unmoved from the poll two weeks ago, just before the two candidates met in Denver for their first debate. On topic after topic, the survey portrays an electorate that remains deeply divided along partisan lines and locked in its views”.
Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are tied, with each polling at 47 percent in a Granite State showdown, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS survey of likely voters in that swing state
A CNN Poll of Polls that averages seven non-partisan, live operator, national surveys conducted entirely after the first presidential debate on October 3rd indicates President Barack Obama at 47% and Republican nominee Mitt Romney at 48% among likely voters.
A new PPP poll shows Mitt Romney gained 5 points over the last three weeks and now leads President Obama 49 to 48 percent. Mitt Romney was trailing President Obama 50-46 in late September.
A new poll by NewsmaxZogby Poll of 863 likely voters show President Barack Obama in a dead heat with GOP challenger Governor Mitt Romney.
President Obama lead 47 percent to Mitt Romney 44 percent. Nine percent are undecided. The nationwide online poll has a margin of error of +/-3.4 points.
NewsmaxZogby Poll said “Only 43 percent feel the President deserves to be re-elected, while 49% say “it is time for someone new”.
American Research Group: The latest American Research Group tracking polls show Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 46 percent in Florida, and the GOP candidate Mitt Romney leading President Obama 50 percent to 46 percent in New Hampshire as well.
Gallup Poll: Mitt Romney holds a slight edge over Barack Obama — 49% to 47% — in Gallup’s initial “likely voter” estimate, encompassing interviews from Oct. 2-8. Preferences tilt the opposite way among registered voters, 49% vs. 46% in Obama’s favor
Gravis Marketing poll : New poll Monday show Mitt Romney leads President Obama in Florida 49 to 48 percent. In Ohio Romney is leading with 45.9 percent of the people saying that they’d vote for him, compared to the 45.1 percent favoring Obama.
Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald: Mitt Romney leads President Obama 51 percent to 44 percent in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll in Florida, also released Friday, has Romney at 51 percent and Obama at 44 percent.
President Obama appears to be in serious trouble in Florida, America’s biggest battleground state. New polls points Florida is shifting significantly toward the Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
QStarNews Swing State Poll: Mitt Romney is ahead of President Obama, 50 percent, to 46 percent. QStarNews Swing State Poll show Romney lead in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
USA/Denver Post poll: Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama by one point, 48 to-47 percent.
Quinnipiac poll: Romney leads Obama by one point, 48 to 47 percent. The poll found Romney led among independent voters by four points, 49-45 percent.
Pew Research Center. Mitt Romney now leads President Obama by 4 percentage points among likely voters after a strong debate performance . The GOP presidential nominee has a 49 to 45 percent edge. Pew says. “Last month, Obama had an 8-point advantage among those most likely to vote in the Pew survey”.
Abt SRBI Inc Poll : Mitt Romney has a strong lead over Barack Obama among likely voters. The new poll, conducted last week by Abt SRBI Inc., found Mitt Romney is leading President Obama among likely voters 51 percent to 43 percent, with 5 percent undecided.
Pollsters Nielson Brothers. New poll show Mitt Romney has a strong lead over Barack Obama, Romney 52 percent vs. Obama 40 percent.
RealClearPolitics: Romney ahead 47.3% to Obama’s 45.9%.
The latest Monmouth University Poll: Mitt Romney Romney leads President Obama by 47 to 46 percent among likely voters.
The Fox News Poll: Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 46 to 45 percent
IBD/TIPP poll: Mitt Romney widened his lead to 5 points over Barack Obama in the latest IBD/TIPP tracking poll as the full effect of the challenger’s win in the debate . The latest release of the poll results shows Romney at 48.7 percent vs. President Obama at 43.7 percent and 6.1 percent unsure.
According to the latest National Rural Assembly poll, rural voters in swing states favor Mitt Romney by 22 points.
The United States economy is battered and drifting after 4 years of President Obama’s failed leadership. This politics of class warfare, fear, division and character assassination has been the dominant theme of President Obama’s failed presidency. The U.S. economic problems are too grave. This country needs strong leadership.
The Presidents running for re-election, run on their records. Not President Obama . Why not? Instead, team Obama has mounted a relentlessly negative campaign. Forget “Hope and Change.” This time around it’s “Fear and Smear.”
U.S. has a +$16.2 trillion deficit and Obama has about a $6 trillion deficit and increasing an average of $3.85 billion debt per day. President Obama promise to cut annual federal budget deficits in half by the end of his term. The unemployment is above 8 % for 44 months, despite the nearly $6 trillion dollar in new Obama’s debt.
U.S. has record high foreclosures, record high loss of median family income and twenty three million Americans are not able to find jobs or are underemployed. A record 5.4 million workers and their dependents that have signed up to collect federal disability since President Obama took office.
President Obama supports the institutional redistribution of wealth in the USA. President Obama’s taxing of the rich plan won’t solve the deficit. President Obama could confiscate the entire wealth of America’s top 400 wealthiest people ($1.7 trillion dollars) and it wouldn’t put much of a dent in our +$16.2 trillion deficit.
President Obama’s proposed solution to reducing the deficit, “tax the rich” plan will only fund the government for about 8 days.
U.S. lost its perfect AAA credit rating and the U.S slips to number 7 in global competitiveness for business environment under Obama. The U.S Nation’s National Security facing traumatic repercussions from Obama’s policies. The U.S Southern border is a sieve, open as a gateway to the most violent criminals.
During his first two years President Obama had a Democratic-controlled House and Senate to pass any plan or idea to help the economy. Instead, he made his overriding priority not job creation but the radical transformation of this country’s health care system.
The government takeover of health care, if left in place, will deprive millions of Americans of their present health insurance and degrade the quality of care provided for all of us. President Obama’s preferred model is socialized medicine is along the lines of socialist countries.
President Obama seems fundamentally out of touch with most mainstream Americans and sees main street America as something to be scolded. President Obama routinely villanizes the private sector and pushes policies that punish hard working Americans. As he chided successful Americans this summer, “You didn’t build that!”.
President Obama’s administration’s ludicrous assertion that an obscure YouTube video in California sparked anti-American riots across the Middle East on Sept. 11 has now been proven a deliberate falsehood.
And when a U.S. ambassador was murdered in the line of duty for the first time in 33 years, President Obama’s response was to jet to Las Vegas to party at a fat-cat fundraiser. The cruel murders of the ambassador and three other Americans that day? Just a couple of “bumps in the road,” Obama said.
President Barack Obama promised to “unify a divided nation”, has never happened. Obama has been nothing like the healer-in-chief he promised to be in 2008 election. Early on he took the low road, inflaming resentments, demonizing his critics, and, yes, pitting red Americans against blue Americans. President Obama’s defenders argue that he had no choice, going negative was his only option.
President Obama was going to unite the country, but all he has done is divide and pit one group against another. He pits the rich against the poor, blacks against whites, old against young, workers against management, unions against companies, and home owners against bank.
Mitt Romney’s plan for a stronger Middle Class is a five-part proposal for turning around the economy, delivering more jobs, and more take-home pay for American families.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s vision represents concepts of liberty, freedom, self-reliance, and responsibility. Is a clear choice for Americans in 2012 election: Liberty vs dependence, opportunity vs entitlement. Mitt Romney’s strength derives from his solid experience in understanding economy, free enterprise and having the vision to help businesses succeed and create jobs.
Mitt Romney will rebuild the foundations of the American economy on the principles of free enterprise, hard work, and innovation.
Mitt Romney’s plan:
1. Energy independence
2. Improve education/School choice
3. Make trade work for America
4. Cut the deficit / Balance the budget
5. Champion small businesses and reduce regulations
By most measures, President Obama has failed the American people. It’s time for real leadership and change in the White House.