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Posted: 10/20/2004 9:54:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 9:55:31 AM EST by drewucf]
I dont know how he's ever gonna recover now.href=cnn.aimtoday.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20041020%2F1135434530.htm&sc=1401&flok=NW_5-L5

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Kids Pick Kerry to Be the Next President



NEW YORK (AP) - Kid power! Democrat John Kerry is the winner, and the rest of the country should pay attention because the vote on Nickelodeon's Web site has correctly chosen the president of the United States in the past four elections.

Nearly 400,000 children and teens voted, and the results were released Wednesday. Kerry received 57 percent of the vote; President Bush got 43 percent.

Nickelodeon has been airing information on the Nov. 2 election, plus sponsoring debates where kids could put forth their views on the environment, the war in Iraq and terrorism. Some animated shows on the cable channel also have been focusing on the election.

Linda Ellerbee, who writes and hosts ``Nick News,'' says their voting usually reflects their parents' views - but not all the time.


``Every so often you get a kid that says, `My parents are voting for X, but I'm voting for Y,''' she said. ``It's amazing, the point when kids start forming their own ideas about issues.''


Ellerbee said Nickelodeon has been traveling the country teaching about the election and the importance of being socially informed. Seven-year-old Anthony Viggiano of Baldwin, N.Y., won a contest for the best song lyrics about freedom of speech and performed it with rocker John Mellencamp.


``If we can get kids interested earlier in voting, when they can legally vote, they will,'' she said. ``They will run for office, they will be the candidates (that) people want to vote for.''


Ellerbee, who will announce the results on ``U-PICK Live'' Wednesday night, said many children wonder why they can't vote in the real election.


``Kids aren't dumb, they're just younger and shorter,'' she said. ``In fact, last election, a boy came up to me and said, `We picked George Bush to win, and he didn't really win. Al Gore won the popular vote, so we were kinda wrong.' Quite an observation.''

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Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:55:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:56:51 AM EST
"Dude, that kerry guy sucks. He's like, wrong on everything."

"Yeah, but war is totally bad, and besides, all the cool bands are endorsing kerry."

"Really? Fuck that Bush shit, then."

The above is what happens when teenagers get interested in politics.

It is a bad thing.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:01:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 10:08:14 AM EST by NYPatriot]
Dude, this thread is so meaningless on so many levels it's not even funny.

But if you insist on posting a story about who America's kids would vote for, at least pick the one that isn't based on some BS poll given to kids who do nothing than watch mindless T.V. shows all day!

www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1250956/posts


Scholastic Election Poll Has Mirrored Outcome of Every General Election Except Two Since 1940

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing and media company, today announced the results of the 2004 Scholastic Election Poll, an educational activity that gives children too young to go to the polls themselves the opportunity to participate in the political process. More than half a million students in first through eighth grades from across the country participated in the poll, choosing George W. Bush as the next President of the United States.

Since 1940, Scholastic Classroom Magazines have given students the opportunity to cast their vote for president in the Scholastic Election Poll (online voting was added in 2000). In every election, but two, the outcome of the Scholastic Election Poll mirrored the outcome of the general election.

The exceptions were in 1948 when students chose Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman and in 1960 when more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than John F. Kennedy. In 2000, student voters chose George W. Bush, mirroring the Electoral College result but not the result of the popular vote.

In the 2004 Scholastic Election Poll, George W. Bush received 52 percent of the votes and the Democratic contender, John F. Kerry, received 47 percent. Rounding out the vote, 1 percent of students voted for other candidates.

Results from key swing states are as follows:

* Florida and Ohio were a near tie between President Bush and Senator Kerry.

* President Bush received 57 percent of the student vote in Pennsylvania.

* Senator Kerry received 58 percent of the student vote in New Hampshire.

"Teachers rely on Scholastic Classroom Magazines and Scholastic News Online for articles on the latest news from the campaign trail and to help students learn about how our nation elects its leaders. The Scholastic Election Poll is a fun way for students to apply their knowledge of the candidates and the electoral process and to get young children excited about politics so they'll grow up to be active, well-informed citizens and future voters," said Rebecca Bondor, Editor in Chief, Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

Students from across the country voted through mail-in paper ballots found in many of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, including Scholastic News(R) and Junior Scholastic(R) beginning in September and online at Scholastic News Online (http://www.scholastic.com/news) from mid-July to October 18, 2004.

The Scholastic Election Poll is not based on a scientifically designed sample of the student population. It is designed as an educational activity to encourage student thought and debate, and to give students an opportunity to express their opinions. The respondents are self-selected, based on teachers who want their classes to participate and students who want to participate individually.

Scholastic is a leading publisher of educational magazines with 34 publications for grades PreK-12, reaching over 25 million students and teachers across the country. Teachers rely on these publications to enhance instruction in such subjects as science, reading and language arts, math, social studies, current events, history, geography, world languages, and art. Scholastic News Online (http://www.scholastic.com/news), the magazines' online companion gives teachers, students and parents an additional resource with which to learn about and discuss current events in the classroom and at home.



Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:03:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
"Dude, that kerry guy sucks. He's like, wrong on everything."

"Yeah, but war is totally bad, and besides, all the cool bands are endorsing kerry."

"Really? Fuck that Bush shit, then."

The above is what happens when teenagers get interested in politics.

It is a bad thing.



Nope, this is Nickelodeon. More along the lines of...

"I hate Bush."
"Why?"
"Cause my dad says so."
"Yeah, my dad says the same thing."
"Okay, then Bush sucks."
"Yeah, he really sucks."
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:06:54 AM EST
i was wondering when they'd pipe in. they've never been wrong though.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:06:56 AM EST
This type of thinking never changes. That's why the f*cking liberals are always so juvenile. The article only serves to degrade the left even more - funny is that they won't realize it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:07:06 AM EST
NYPatriot, I wasn't being serious with this. I don't need a serious poll about kids' opinions. This story popped up when I opened AIM and I couldn't stop laughing. I figured I'd share this with the rest of you guys and hope you get a good laugh out of it as well.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:12:33 AM EST
``Every so often you get a kid that says, `My parents are voting for X, but I'm voting for Y,''' she said. ``It's amazing, the point when kids start forming their own ideas about issues.''


LOL they are just parroting what they see on that channel/tv. Nothing new. move along move a long
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:16:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 10:18:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 11:28:58 AM EST

Democrat John Kerry is the winner, and the rest of the country should pay attention because the vote on Nickelodeon's Web site has correctly chosen the president of the United States in the past four elections.


I call BS on this! Did Nickelodeon even have a website in 1988? Furthermore, how many kids even knew about the internet in 1988, much less were using it?

Boy, the libs will cling to any cooked up story that gives them hope!

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 11:37:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 11:39:02 AM EST by the]
Kerry only wins these when Che Guevara is kept off the ballot.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:15:09 PM EST
Actually, if I remember correctly the little faggots picked Gore last tie around. The show leading up to that was a Rosie O Fatfuck production.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:18:09 PM EST
just another reason the age to vote is 18. Damn I wished it was back up to 21 though, sorry to thoughs here that may be under the age of 21, hope I don't make you mad
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:18:52 PM EST
Fuck kids. I cant stand them.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:20:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 12:22:41 PM EST by NewbHunter]

Originally Posted By rayra:



Hmmmm...anyone else notice anything strange about this poll?

Not to mention the fact...who CARES!?!?! They're kids, do they make any decisions based on logic?

NO

We're talking about the same demographic that would have voted for Spongebob Squarepants if he would have been a third choice here.

So, is it any surprise that they picked Kerry like the liberals did?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:24:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 12:29:36 PM EST by nightstalker]
"Kids aren't dumb, they're just younger and shorter,'' she said. ``In fact, last election, a boy came up to me and said, `We picked George Bush to win, and he didn't really win. Al Gore won the popular vote, so we were kinda wrong.' Quite an observation.''

Couldn't lose on this one cause if they picked Bush, then they can say they were right, but if they picked Gore they say that they were wrong but that Gore really won. That's teaching them........

Does it occur to anyone that the biggest bunch of little socialists are our kids (not to mention their teachers and textbook authors), at least the ones that don't pay taxes. ........

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:33:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By drewucf:
I dont know how he's ever gonna recover now.

cnn.aimtoday.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20041020%2F1135434530.htm&sc=1401&flok=NW_5-L5

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Kids Pick Kerry to Be the Next President
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Nickelodeon has been airing information on the Nov. 2 election, plus sponsoring debates where kids could put forth their views on the environment, the war in Iraq and terrorism. Some animated shows on the cable channel also have been focusing on the election.

Ellerbee said Nickelodeon has been traveling the country teaching about the election and the importance of being socially informed. Seven-year-old Anthony Viggiano of Baldwin, N.Y., won a contest for the best song lyrics about freedom of speech and performed it with rocker John Mellencamp.




Hmmm... wonder what spin they're applying towards their "information". With a prize of "sing along with John Melonhead" you can kind of guess...

Did they "inform" the kids that, despite being forged, the TEXANG papers from TX were "validated" by a major network?

Did they "inform" them about the 1,000,000 black voters that are being "disenfranchised" by the republicans?

How about "informing" them of W's likeness to Hitler?

I'd love to see exactly what they were "informed" on, "socially" speaking...
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:46:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:33:47 PM EST
Students from across the country voted through mail-in paper ballots found in many of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, including Scholastic News(R) and Junior Scholastic(R) beginning in September and online at Scholastic News Online (http://www.scholastic.com/news) from mid-July to October 18, 2004.

The real problem with these "ballots" is that they are given in the classroom. The teachers manipulate the vote. My oldest son came home from school 4 years ago after voting, and told me the results from his class were almost completely for Gore. The teacher educates about the pro's and con's of the candidates, and then asked for a show of hands as to who was voting for who. She raised her hand for Gore, and guess what???? The kids were intimadated, and didn't want to make their teacher mad at them. This was 6th grade. (Most of the parents of these children were very conservitive Republicans)

Not surprising when you lok at the teachers parking lot, which is littered with older Volvos with pro dem. bumper stickers. Go Teachers union!

I could go on and on about the brainwashing they do at schools. They aren't even subtle about it. T

Don't look at this as anything other than how the teachers in the country are voting.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:39:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
"Dude, that kerry guy sucks. He's like, wrong on everything."

"Yeah, but war is totally bad, and besides, all the cool bands are endorsing kerry."

"Really? Fuck that Bush shit, then."

The above is what happens when teenagers get interested in politics.

It is a bad thing.



Not all of us are that bad...

I actually read the paper.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:40:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 4:42:35 PM EST by -Absolut-]

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
Dude, this thread is so meaningless on so many levels it's not even funny.

But if you insist on posting a story about who America's kids would vote for, at least pick the one that isn't based on some BS poll given to kids who do nothing than watch mindless T.V. shows all day!

www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1250956/posts


Scholastic Election Poll Has Mirrored Outcome of Every General Election Except Two Since 1940

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing and media company, today announced the results of the 2004 Scholastic Election Poll, an educational activity that gives children too young to go to the polls themselves the opportunity to participate in the political process. More than half a million students in first through eighth grades from across the country participated in the poll, choosing George W. Bush as the next President of the United States.

Since 1940, Scholastic Classroom Magazines have given students the opportunity to cast their vote for president in the Scholastic Election Poll (online voting was added in 2000). In every election, but two, the outcome of the Scholastic Election Poll mirrored the outcome of the general election.

The exceptions were in 1948 when students chose Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman and in 1960 when more students voted for Richard M. Nixon than John F. Kennedy. In 2000, student voters chose George W. Bush, mirroring the Electoral College result but not the result of the popular vote.

In the 2004 Scholastic Election Poll, George W. Bush received 52 percent of the votes and the Democratic contender, John F. Kerry, received 47 percent. Rounding out the vote, 1 percent of students voted for other candidates.

Results from key swing states are as follows:

* Florida and Ohio were a near tie between President Bush and Senator Kerry.

* President Bush received 57 percent of the student vote in Pennsylvania.

* Senator Kerry received 58 percent of the student vote in New Hampshire.

"Teachers rely on Scholastic Classroom Magazines and Scholastic News Online for articles on the latest news from the campaign trail and to help students learn about how our nation elects its leaders. The Scholastic Election Poll is a fun way for students to apply their knowledge of the candidates and the electoral process and to get young children excited about politics so they'll grow up to be active, well-informed citizens and future voters," said Rebecca Bondor, Editor in Chief, Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

Students from across the country voted through mail-in paper ballots found in many of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, including Scholastic News(R) and Junior Scholastic(R) beginning in September and online at Scholastic News Online (http://www.scholastic.com/news) from mid-July to October 18, 2004.

The Scholastic Election Poll is not based on a scientifically designed sample of the student population. It is designed as an educational activity to encourage student thought and debate, and to give students an opportunity to express their opinions. The respondents are self-selected, based on teachers who want their classes to participate and students who want to participate individually.

Scholastic is a leading publisher of educational magazines with 34 publications for grades PreK-12, reaching over 25 million students and teachers across the country. Teachers rely on these publications to enhance instruction in such subjects as science, reading and language arts, math, social studies, current events, history, geography, world languages, and art. Scholastic News Online (http://www.scholastic.com/news), the magazines' online companion gives teachers, students and parents an additional resource with which to learn about and discuss current events in the classroom and at home.





this is the one that counts and is almost always right. any online poll, as we saw after the debates, can be easily cheated and manipulated.
at my HS when they did scholastic one, they had actual voting machines for the students to use and we all had to have our ID cards scanned to vote.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:42:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Just goes to prove....

Beat your damn kids





Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:49:26 PM EST
Unlike in Toledo, OH, they were probably offered candy (instead of crack) to vote for the socialist shithead. They were most likely also told that sKerry promised them free toys for the rest of their lives.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:29:49 PM EST
Where's the "Sesame street" vote poll? I always go with that one. They never try
to turn your kids into liberal pukes. What, with all the I love you and you love me stuff.



GM
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:45:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Just goes to prove....

Beat your damn kids



Eeeexcellent!!
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 9:54:02 AM EST
In the first poll, conducted by Scholastic, the global children's publishing and media company, more than half a million students in first through eighth grades from across the U.S. participated. They voted online and through mail-in paper ballots found in many of Scholastic's classroom magazines.

"George W. Bush won the kids' election poll with 52 percent of the vote," announced Scholastic student reporter David Rush.
This with the teachers leaning towards Kerry.

Kerry collected 47 percent, with one percent going for other candidates. A few reportedly wrote in "mom" as their choice for president.

Scholastic has been conducting similar polls since 1940, with predictions only wrong in two close elections: 1948 when students chose Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman, and 1960, predicting Richard Nixon would beat John Kennedy.

Meanwhile, the second poll with a large sampling shows Kerry the victor, defeating Bush by a margin of 57 to 43 percent.

Nickelodeon TV's "Kids' Vote" had nearly 400,000 children participate in online voting.


How do they know it was children voting online?

The Viacom-owned network says children in its poll have correctly predicted the winner of the general elections for the last four U.S. presidential campaigns. Its first poll was in 1988. Four years ago, Bush was predicted the winner over Vice President Al Gore with 55 percent of the vote.

Former NBC newscaster Linda Ellerbee hosted a Nick News program last night announcing Kerry as this year's winner.

"Kids aren't dumb, they're just younger and shorter," she said, according to the Associated Press. "In fact, last election, a boy came up to me and said, 'We picked George Bush to win, and he didn't really win. Al Gore won the popular vote, so we were kinda wrong.' Quite an observation."

In addition to the national polls, local schools across America have been holding their own mini-elections, with students evoking strong stances for both candidates.

Fourth-graders in Kosciusko and Attala County, Miss., classrooms were recently asked their opinions.

Abortion was the key factor for Bush supporter Autumn Lewis, who told the Star-Herald, "I don't want a president who would kill children. That would end the world."

Dylan Pope told the paper he picked Kerry because "he'll make peace and let us do anything we want."


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