Vote 2012

Financial aid and the economy topped the list of issues concerning Georgia State students who participated in a political survey last week.

In the survey, students were asked to select issues that matters most to them, which candidate offers the best solution to that issue and if they knew which candidate they would vote for in the Nov. 6 presidential election.

37 percent of the surveyed students selected financial aid as their top concern, while 31 percent said the economy matters most.

The results of the poll showed 78 percent of students think President Obama is the best choice for fixing their selected topic, while 8 percent think

Gov. Mitt Romney offers a better solution. Students dissatisfied with both candidates made up 14 percent of the poll.

According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, ages 18-29 voted for President Obama over John McCain in 2008 by a 2:1 margin.

All of the students who selected Romney also answered, “yes” to “do you know who you will vote for in November?” Seventy-five percent of those who selected Romney also agreed the economy was the chief concern in this election.

Fourteen percent of students surveyed said they had not selected a candidate to vote for in November.

A poll from a non-partisan organization Generation Opportunity released in early September revealed 76 percent of the 18-29 year olds surveyed intended to vote in 2012.

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