Presidential views from K. William Harvey Elementary School
These kids obviously don't know much about the issues. They must be going more on style and less on substance than your average adult voter. Yet it's interesting to look at the racial divide:
Ten Native kids (including kids with Native ancestors): 7-3 Obama-McCain.
Five white kids: 3-2 McCain-Obama.
Curiously, these numbers are close to the actual percentages for white and minority voters. Does that mean children understand the issues as well as adults? Or does it mean they share the prejudices of adults? I.e., McCain is a straight talker and a Christian, Obama is shifty and a Muslim?
The kids' arguments sound like those of 10-year-olds, but at least their hearts are in the right place. The vote totals: 9 Obama, 6 McCain.
For more on the subject, see The 2008 Presidential Campaign.