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NEWS ANALYSIS: Taking a Deeper Look at Students’ Politics

January 29th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

From Student Life (Washington University) 

By Michelle Stein

Despite the fact that the University is a very Democratic-leaning campus, with 42 percent of the respondents affiliating with the Democratic party, 47 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents and 60 percent of Republicans either disagree or strongly disagree with the job that the Democrat-controlled Congress is doing in Washington.

If the students disagree with Congress and with the president and most put the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as the most pressing issue facing our country, then it is no surprise that Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., is the Democratic or Democratic-leaning students’ choice for a candidate. The poll indicates that Democrats want change-in their President, their Congress and the direction in which their country is going. Senator Clinton, D-N.Y., who came in second and is leading in national polls, is seen by Democrats as the candidate of the establishment. Read more…

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