Oct 18, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/18/mock-election-children-pick-clinton-over-trump/92298152/Every four years since 1940, America’s schoolchildren have gone to the polls, casting ballots in a mock presidential election that has uncannily predicted the outcome of nearly every race — including all 13 contests since 1964.
This year about 153,000 students cast ballots. Their candidate?
Hillary Clinton, in a landslide.
,,,The Democratic former first lady and U.S. senator garnered 52% to Republican real estate developer Donald Trump’s 35%. In all, Clinton, who is surging in the grown-up polls, carried enough states to win an eye-popping 436 electoral votes to Trump's 99.
Clinton needs just 270 electoral votes to win, and the poll-tracking website fivethirtyeight.com on Monday put her total as high as 345 electoral votes.
Among schoolchildren, Clinton carried nearly every battleground state: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ohio. She also carried Alaska, Idaho, Texas and Utah, all traditionally red states.
...Children, he said, “tend to see what’s going on, on TV or on the Internet, and make conclusions for themselves.”