If today’s presidential election was determined by children, Barack Obama would be the winner.
That according to Studies Weekly/Woogi World, makers of children’s textbooks and kid-friendly Internet tools, who conduted a poll of the nation’s school kids in all 50 states.
The kids picked Obama over Republican John McCain by a vote of 473,919 to 333,092.
The kids who voted were between the ages of 6 and 12.
“This is a significant sampling of children’s opinions across the country. We had high student participation in all 50 states in the country” said Ed Rickers, President of Studies Weekly.
Well, good for them. Nothing like starting them on a hands-on course on democracy early. Next on the kids agenda will be a vote on playground equipment, followed by a survey on homework and schoolyard bullies. (I made that last part up).