The Next Generation of Voters

In the Presidential race for 2016, two candidates have seen the spotlight more than anyone else. These two candidates are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Both candidates have been the talk of the news, whether it be Hillary’s email scandal, or Trump’s latest politically incorrect remark. Whether you like them or not, there is still a possibility these two could be the ones that America has to elect as their leader.

Businessman, Donald Trump has risen to the top of the Republican nominees. He hopes to “Make America Great Again” by the means of building a wall, strengthening the border between the United States and Mexico, putting all Muslims on a watch list, providing healthcare for everyone, and stepping up the offensive on ISIS.

Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is the current front runner of the Democratic nominees. Hillary’s media coverage often consists of her Benghazi scandal, her support for LGBT rights, and her tolerance of refugees. Hillary Clinton claims that she will be an extension of the work that Barack Obama has accomplished in his 8 years.

As scary is it may be, the students here at Woodland will be the next generation of voters. An anonymous survey was taken in which students and faculty were asked who they support as the next leader of the free world.

This survey found that 32% percent of the Woodland students and faculty had no interest in either candidate and did not affiliate themselves with a political party.

When polling only students, Donald Trump was the most popular candidate, reaching a 41% approval rating. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were tied for second place, garnering 11% of the student support.

It is the duty of the people to be informed and active within the democratic process. Everyone’s vote counts, and if you are currently indifferent in terms of candidates, it may be in your best interest to go out and do some research on who can best represent your values.