Obama Defeats Romney in Kid’s Vote
Kids in the United States have spoken and the results are clear, President Barack Obama has won by a landslide over challenger Mitt Romney. Sixty-five percent of the children polled chose President Obama and 35% chose Republican challenger Romney, in a bellwether poll online that was conducted by Nick News a current affairs show hosted by Linda Ellerbee.
The poll’s results were released on Monday and will raise some eyebrows because for five of the past six elections for the Presidency in the United States, the Nick News viewers have picked the correct winner weeks in advance of the actual election. In polls taken over the last few weeks, of actual registered voters, Obama is running neck and neck with Romney.
Ellerbee, the host of Nick News said that Obama was a big winner. She said that the vote might have been swayed because Romney did not join the president a week ago on the special election episode of Nick News.
Host Ellerbee said that even though John Kerry did not participate in the election show in 2004, the children voted him in as president anyway. However, he went on to lose by a landslide against George Bush in the real election.
Over the last week, over 521,000 votes were tallied said Ellerbee. That total is a substantial reduction from previous turnouts. The biggest reason for the reduction was that Nickelodeon fixed the voting so each person could only vote one time, whereas previous years kids could vote more than once if they chose to do so.
The show Nick News was launched more than two decades ago and is the longest running news program for children in the history of television.