A BREAKDOWN OF HOW STUDENTS VOTED IN THE 2017 RACE
By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A breakdown of how students voted in the 2017 race
Virginia voters made their voices heard at the polls last week in the first major election since President Donald Trump’s victory one year ago.
Virginians elected a wave of Democratic candidates statewide, and Mason voters were no exception. According to campus exit polling, 90 percent of Mason voters supported Ralph Northam for governor – a 14.2 percent increase over Hillary Clinton’s share of student’s support in the 2016 election.
Further down the ballot, Democratic candidates won the races for lieutenant governor (Justin Fairfax), attorney general (Mark Herring), and district 37’s representative to the House of Delegates (David Bulova, who ran unopposed). Fairfax county voters also approved a bond referendum to fund $317 million for local schools.
A more complete breakdown of campus exit polls is shown below. Polling was conducted by Mason Cable Network through surveys with 300 registered voters outside of Mason’s polling place in Merten Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
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