The polls say that President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in a dead heat, but in a recent media organization's dry run of the election the president won in a landslide — among people who aren't of legal age to vote.
Since 1988, the Nickelodeon kids network has hosted its own national election just before the real U.S. presidential election. And, in this year's "Kids Pick the President," Barack Obama pulled in 65% of the vote.
While this year didn't have quite the blockbuster numbers of juvenile voter participation as the 2008 election, it did strive for more accuracy in an effort to reduce repeated voting (a theme also present in the grownup election) by only allowing one vote per electronic device (sucks to be you, large broods with only one computer).
Many political prognosticators like to cite the Nickelodeon election as a predictor of the real election. Kids tend to vote like their parents and "Kids Pick The President" has correctly tapped the winner of all the elections except one (the silly tykes thought Kerry would go all the way in 2004). Of course, the fact the Mitt Romney chose not to participate and sit for a video answering kids questions, which POTUS did, may explain the kiddie election results.
In closing, we still don't know what's exactly going to happen on Election Day. Thanks for nothing, kids.
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