Monday, October 27, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Since 1940, the Scholastic Weekly Reader, read by schoolkids in classrooms nationwide has conducted an Election Poll every four years, with the poll also being available online since 2000, Students from elementary school on up have chosen the winning candidate all but two times, 1948 and 1960.

This year, a quarter of a million students participated in the poll and the results are in. With a margin of 57 to 39 percent, the vote went overwhelmingly to Obama.

Many people consider the children's poll to be significant, both because they've picked the winner so often and secondly, because their voting patterns tend to mirror what they're hearing at home.

I certainly hope the kids are right again this year.

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