Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pint-Sized Prognosticators

Every presidential election cycle, the student-run newspaper at Our Humble High School polls the US Government classes (all seniors) on whom they think will win the race. Every poll the kids have conducted since 1996 has been accurate, more-or-less.
  • 1996...Clinton blows out Dole (don't forget: H. Ross Perot made this look a lot closer than it was!).
  • 2000...Bush squeaks by Gore (although no one in the initial vote tally weighed in on the Florida Factor).
  • 2004...Bush beats Kerry, but things are "trending" Democratic.
  • 2008...Obama obliterates McCain.

Well, the poll above, which ran in our latest issue, shows Our Seniors going for Obama Bigtime. The actual vote percentage, at Press Time, was 52 to 46 percent. That's not as skewed toward the winner as the newspaper poll at Our Humble High School, but it does tell a tale.

Don't know where the other 2 percent of the "Real Vote" went. Probably the same place as some of our Wayward Seniors who cast their votes for someone other than the Legit Candidates: 1 for Ralph Nader, 2 for Jesus Christ, & 3 for Pee Wee Herman. There also appears to be 1 percent missing...

But, even though they can't add all the way up to 100 percent, these periodistas have learned a valuable lesson about the proclivities of Democracy: It pays to have a sense of humor!


Eudea-Mamia said...

One of the Oldest's best buddies got in trouble during kindergarten on Monday. Turns out, his class "elected" McCain, so he was stumping for Obama during quiet time.

Needless to say, his parents were pretty proud of the "bad" behavior.


LadyFi said...

Yep - it pays to have a sense of humour no matter whether you support the Democrats, Republicans or the Plaid party...

Lynda said...

Oh my goodness - do your kids actually know who PeeWee is or was that a teacher voting?

Veggie Mom said...

Those kids should be commended for their dogged pursuit of the Truth! Interesting how they can "call" the election every 4 years.


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