If schoolkids had a say, Hillary Clinton would be president

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) — While most grown-ups are a few weeks away from heading to the polls, more than 150,000 of the nation’s schoolchildren have already voted on who they want to be president.

Scholastic says Democrat Hillary Clinton took 52 percent of its 2016 Student Vote, while Republican Donald Trump won 35 percent of the ballots. The company says 13 percent of students wrote in “other” choices, which it says is an unusually high number.

The student vote has been a fairly accurate predictor of the actual election over the years. Scholastic says it has mirrored the results in every election since 1940, with the exception of election years 1948 and 1960.

Kindergarteners through 12th graders were allowed to vote. Scholastic acknowledges it wasn’t a scientifically designed sample.


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