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TVCC News-Journal Poll: TRUMP WINS

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Based on a presidential election poll recently conducted by TVCC News-Journal, Republican Donald Trump beats Democrat Hillary Clinton and all other presidential candidates with 54 percent of the vote.

The poll was conducted on 35 randomly selected students and faculty of TVCC. Ages ranged from 16 to 51-years-old. Twenty of the 35 participants are registered voters.

The candidates listed in this poll were Trump, Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green Party Jill Stein.

Students and faculty also had the opportunity to write in a candidate of their choice. Among these write-ins, we have Jesus, Mickey Mouse, Ross Perot, and a refrigerator.

Trump won the News-Journal’s poll with 19 votes, totaling 54 percent. Clinton trailed in second with seven votes, or 20 percent. Johnson held third place with four votes, or 11 percent. Stein didn’t receive any votes.

The remaining percentage was split evenly among the write-in candidates of the person’s choice with one vote for four different candidates, and one marked as an “undecided” write-in.

Jacob Cross, a 19-year-old registered voter, voted for Trump in our mock election.

“I feel that he is a change we need. I like Trump because he is not politically correct,” he said.

Although 16-year-old Orlando Buiz is not old enough to vote, he said his choice would be Clinton.

courtesy of Hillary Clinton, (@hillaryclinton) on Instagram

“I am voting for Hillary because I am a strong supporter of her beliefs,” he said.

Some students are even leaning toward a third-party candidate.

Cathlynn Edwards, a 20-year-old registered voter picked Johnson in the poll.

courtesy of Gary Johnson, (@govgaryjohnson) on Instagram

courtesy of Gary Johnson, (@govgaryjohnson) on Instagram

“He has executive experience relating to government, and he has worked successfully with both Democrats and Republicans,” she said.

According to the News-Journal’s poll, 26 percent of voters said that their most important reason for picking their candidate was simply because they didn’t like the other choices.

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