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ERIC Number: EJ819932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-31
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Poll: Students Less Engaged than Thought
Ashburn, Elyse
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n10 pA1 Oct 2008
Obamamania has swept across college campuses. Students, it seems, are out campaigning, registering people to vote, singing the Democrat's praises far and wide. This article reports that a new poll of college students in four battleground states--Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania--conducted by CBS News, UWIRE, and "The Chronicle" provides a more nuanced view. Most of those students weren't out knocking on doors or persuading family and friends to vote for their candidate. And they appeared to actually be paying less attention to the election than the average American does. Still, a whopping 94 percent of students at four-year colleges in the battleground states said they were registered to vote. Barack Obama had a two-to-one edge in their support over John McCain. And the vast majority of students said they definitely planned to vote.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania