One poll results that no one is talking about — yet — is the one that has accurately predicted the winner of every presidential race since 1960. And the funny thing is, the poll consists of Americans who aren’t even of voting age, yet its results have a history that would put many professional pollsters to shame.
An example of the polls accuracy is the last presidential election in 2012, where it predicted that Obama would defeat Mitt Romney 51-45 percent. The actual results were 51.1 percent for Obama to 47.2 percent for Romney in the actual vote.
In fact, the Scholastic Student Vote, which has run its polling of school-age children since 1940, has only been wrong twice. In 1948, kids predicted Harry Truman would lose to Thomas Dewey, the race where newspapers on election date showed Dewey was the winner, only to be embarrassed when Truman turned out to be victorious. Then in 1960, another extremely close race, the student poll incorrectly predicted Nixon would defeat Kennedy. Other than those two races, the poll has been deadly accurate.
Now, for 2016, the results are in and according to the Scholastic Student Vote, Democrat will defeat Republican Donald Trump by a 17-point margin, 52 percent to 35 percent. All others combined to get 13 percent of the vote.
Of course, all polls could be wrong, including this one. WikiLeaks keeps revealing how corrupt Hillary Clinton and Democrats are and Donald Trump continues to stick his foot in his mouth. The good news is that the election is less than three weeks away and will then be over.