Channel One News Announces “OneVote 2012″ Results
The premiere television news channel for teens, Channel One News, has revealed the results from their mock presidential election, “OneVote 2012.) The nationwide student election has chosen President Barack Obama to lead America for four more years.
Pulling in 50% of the vote, Barack Obama wins the election by a six point margin, with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney holding 44% of the teen ballot. The 2012 results show a substantially smaller margin than seen in OneVote
2008, when then-Senator Obama beat Senator John McCain by thirteen points.
The results of the mock election also revealed President Obama winning the majority of known swing states with Governor Romney only pulling in New Hampshire, Missouri, and Virginia.
More than 8,400 schools participated in the campaign aimed to engage students in the electoral process and to provide vital civic education by giving recognition to the voice and opinions of this next influential group of voters. It should be noted that every OneVote Presidential poll has correctly predicted the national outcome since the inception of the program in 1992.
Kent Haehl, Channel One’s CEO, commented,
“We are proud to once again bring OneVote to the nation’s youth. Through Channel One’s dedicated programming and the addition of innovative 21st century learning tools, OneVote is providing a fully interactive and valuable program preparing this important generation of eligible voters in 2016.”
He also added,
“For the past four terms we have seen OneVote accurately predict the winner, and while the actual results on November 6 may differ, it is clear that OneVote results continue to reflect the national discourse and the conversations taking place at home and around the dinner table.”
Economic issues seemed to be on the forefront of students minds as the most important issue (44%) — up five percent from 39% in 2008. Education was also important up three percent since the last election (16%), followed by the National Debt (16%), Social Issues (9%), and showing nearly 50% decline for Environmental concerns – 7% vs. 13% in 2008.
OneVote 2012 marked Channel One’s fifth run of the student mock-election held before the actual National November Presidential election.