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Kids Pick The President: Obama By A Hair

Posted Oct 22, 2008 at 3:47 AM by Maurice Berger

Kids Pick The President, Nickelodeon's online poll of children's electoral preferences has correctly predicted the outcome in four of the past five cycles. (In 2004, the kids picked John Kerry, who scored a whopping 57% of the vote.) This time around, with over two million votes cast, it's the Democrat again: 51% to 49%. Perhaps more fascinating: Obama's margin of victory, a slim +2%. Is this a precursor of a close election? Another misreading? Or simply a barometer of the relative success of each party in getting out the children's (or any other online participants') vote?