The Presidential Race: What do Collegiate Upper School Students Think?

From Donald Trump’s inappropriate comments about women, Muslims, and Latinos, to Hillary Clinton’s role in Benghazi and her questionable use of her personal e-mail address, the candidates for the upcoming US presidential race certainly provide a platform for colorful discussion. With the election less than 30 days away and two presidential debates already completed, Americans are trying to decide who they will vote for.

According to the October 11th NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Clinton leads with 46 percent among likely voters, while Trump holds 35 percent. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, trails with nine percent of the votes, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein has two percent of likely voters.

So where do Collegiate’s Upper School students stand?
According to a poll taken by Collegiate Upper School students last week, 39.8 percent of students who responded said they would vote for Clinton. Trump was not far behind, with 33.5 percent of student support. Johnson trailed with 11.3 percent of the votes, while 10.9 percent of the students said they would choose not to vote. The remaining support was either for an “other” candidate or Stein.

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