The ISU American Democracy Project polled 243 students at ISU, HCC and IWU. (Stephanie Pawlowski/WJBC)
By Stephanie Pawlowski
NORMAL - President Obama recently won an Illinois State University Presidential Straw Poll.
The poll was conducted by the ISU American Democracy Project. A total of 243 students from ISU, Heartland Community College and Illinois Wesleyan University were asked several questions about the race.
President Obama won with 57 percent of the vote. Of those, 91 percent said they were voting for Obama, while 43 percent said they were voting against Republican candidate Mitt Romney. On the other hand, it was split at 53 percent apiece of those voting against Obama and for Romney.
Those who responded also said they were most concerned with the economy and healthcare. And, 86 percent of the respondents said they plan to vote next week.