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Tue October 7, 2008
Mock Elections Results Reveal Split Decision
By WUKY Student Reporter Corps
Lexington, KY – If Kentucky College students had their way Democrat Barak Obama would ascend to the White House in November while Republican Mitch McConnell would narrowly retain his U-S Senate seat. Those are the results of a series of mock elections conducted by the secretary of state's office. College students preferred the ticket of Obama/Biden to McCain/Palin 58 percent to 42 percent. But those same voters chose McConnell over Bruce Lunsford 50 percent to 48 percent.
22-hundred students across 12 college campuses cast ballots in the mock election.
Individually McCain/ Palin out polled Obama /Biden at Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State, Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky. While Democrat Bruce Lunsford was the preferred candidate for Centre College, Kentucky state, Northern Kentucky University and Pikeville College. McConnell and Lunsford actually tied at Berea College.