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President George W. Bush is Teen Choice

(Milledgeville, GA) October 21, 2004 – American teens have spoken, and they want George W. Bush for president. This week, nearly 1.4 million teens, including teens at Georgia Military College, voted in the nation\’s largest mock election, Channel One’s One Vote 2004, and the Republican incumbent wound up with 393 electoral votes and 55 percent of the total votes cast.

Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry received 145 electoral votes, far short of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a presidential election. Kerry received 45 percent of the total votes, while five percent of teens selected the third-party option, though no third-party presidential hopefuls managed to pick up any electoral votes.

In an exit poll taken after making their pick for president, teens weighed in on the issues most important to them. A majority of respondents– 44 percent– said that the war in Iraq was the most important issue facing the candidates today. The economy was the first priority in the minds of 22 percent of teens, followed by education (14 percent), national security (12 percent) and health care (8 percent).

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