Students discuss elections in preparation for state primaries

Matt Whalen


With a little over a month left before the New York Primaries, Hudson Valley students continue to discuss the path to the 2016 presidential elections.

In the Republican party, Donald Trump is leading the polls with currently 10 state wins. In the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton is leading with 11 states won.

“I don’t really know what is going to happen if Trump wins. I will be voting but I have not made up my mind on a candidate thus far,” said Maria Haynes, individual studies student.

120 students surveyed for their take on the presidential elections, but most declined personal comments on their view points.

“Students should take the opportunity to vote and know what’s going on. We are the future and whatever happens is going to affect us in the future,” said Brett McMullin, dental hygiene student.

All of the students surveyed were registered voters. Out of the 120 students, 97 of them said they would vote in the state primary.

“I feel it is my duty to vote and know that I am contributing in society in a major way,” said Jessica Whitney, individual studies student.

39 students said they would vote for Donald Trump, 26 said they would vote for Hillary Clinton and 22 said the would vote for Bernie sanders. The remainder were split up between the rest of the Republican candidates.
“I feel that this year, students our age might vote more towards Trump since we all know him for many other things. The sad part is that many of the students that will vote for him will vote based on popularity and not on what really matters,” said McMullin.

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