NS students give opinions on presidential election

It’s that time again. That time when we the people get to choose who gets paid $400,000 yearly to have America hate him (or her).

So far, the caucuses started with Iowa, on February 1st. Republican candidate Ted Cruz won, and received 8 delegates. Donald Trump took second, and Marco Rubio took a close third, receiving 7 delegates each. (More primaries have happened since the publishing of this paper).

On the Democratic sides of things, it was an extremely close, with former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton narrowly edging out Bernie Sanders by a fraction of a percent.

The next state to host their primary will be New Hampshire on February 9th.

The students of NS were able to express their opinions on the election in a recent survey.

The results for who they would pick as the Republican nominee were varied, with Dr. Ben Carson receiving the most votes with 32.1%.

“Ben Carson’s practical,” senior Danielle Wilson said. “He’s not out there, and he said he wants to lead with honesty.”

Rubio was tied with Ted Cruz with 11 votes in the survey.

Republican Candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz go head-to-head at a recent debate.
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at a recent debate.

“I am supporting Marco Rubio,” freshman Eli Anderson said. “He seems like he’s the only [candidate] who has a brain.”

Although the majority of the school supports the republican party, some students believe that a democratic candidate would do a better job.

“[Democrat] Bernie Sanders seems to be the least evil of all the candidates,” senior Kait Tomlin said. “I like that he’s offering free college and that he wants to make rich people pay more taxes.”

Many people, including Tomlin, fear that a Trump presidency would lead to disaster, but a select few actually support the businessman.

“I like Donald Trump because he’s self funded,” junior Blade Cox said. “He’s not taking money from lobbyists, and he’s the only one doing that.

Students at NS will be watching closely as many debates and primaries will be held to decide who they want in the White House for the next four years.

“I think that half of the debates that are going on right now are just the Republicans arguing over who’s plans are better,” Cox said. “But they are getting better.”


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