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There are a few candidates who lead in the polls and dominate time after time when placed behind the podiums under the intense light of the stage, while others are just there to fill empty space, getting very little speaking time. When candidates, such as Paul Ryan or John Kasich, do get a small amount of time to answer questions, they are mocked by the candidates that are dominating the pact. We as Americans crave the antics of people like Donald Trump or Ben Carson’s off kilter analogy to Nazi Germany when talking about gun control in America. The more off center, the better.
The Bulldog created a poll to find out the answer and learn more about how Bullis is reacting to current American politics. 92 members of the Bullis community responded to the poll. Over 60% of the respondents were from the Middle School, so take the data with a grain of salt, since most respondents can not vote in the next election; actually, 85% cannot. However, member of the community categorized themselves as being fairly knowledgeable about the presidential race. On a scale of 1 to 3, 3 being the most knowledgeable, respondents averaged 2.1.
Out of the participants, 75 affiliated with a particular political party. 68% of those were Democrats, which is not surprising, given that Maryland is a heavily Democratic state. Out of everyone, 52% of respondents would vote for Hillary Clinton for president with Bernie Sanders taking 25% of the votes. Donald Trump took the lead for the Republican supporters at Bullis with over 20% of the votes, giving Marco Rubio and Ben Carson a second place stance at just over 10%; remaining candidates were in the single digits.
About 50% said that it is “Somewhat Likely” that our next President will be a female, the rest being spread out among stronger and weaker supporters of this notion almost equally; 25% agreed less strongly and 25% agreed even more strongly.
To look at a more controversial layout of this topic, please watch the video below in which Bullis students are interviewed about their political leanings. The results are intriguing. Enjoy!!!