The results from Hannon Library’s Straw Poll are in!

In case you missed it, the Hannon’s Government Publications hosted an anonymous straw poll last week where anyone could contribute their unofficial vote for today’s election.

So what direction are campus opinions leaning? First, let’s take a look back to the Super Tuesday Primary Straw Poll held back in the spring, where campus participants could indicate their preferred presidential candidate. The results showed that poll responders strongly favored Bernie Sanders for the White House, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump trailing along for second and third places.


Now, with Bernie out of the running, what does that mean for our participants? Well, he didn’t leave the scene, finding his way into our results as a write-in vote among 10% of participants. In fact, Bernie Sanders tied with Republican candidates Donald Trump and Mike Pence, as well as the Green Party’s Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine took the win with 66% of votes. Coming in last at 4% were Libertarian candidates Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.


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And that’s our story! We want to thank everyone who participated in both polls, and we encourage everyone to vote. Jackson County residents that still need to turn in their ballots have until 8:00 PM tonight to drop off their ballot in an official drop box.

The Hannon Library Government Publications Straw Poll is solely an academic activity to promote civic awareness. Southern Oregon University and Hannon Library do not endorse any particular candidate, political party, or ideological perspective, nor do we seek to influence actual election outcomes. We encourage civil discourse and ask participants to be respectful of all viewpoints.

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