Inequality is the top ‘Hot Button’
A special inSIDER election poll shows nearly 94 percent of students plan to vote in the 2020 election with racial, ethnic and economic inequality being a prime motivator.
When asked if they would be voting in the Nov. 3 election, 327 of the 349 students responding said they would be voting – or 93.7 percent.
More than half of the responding students – 51.9 percent – said they would be voting by mail-in or absentee ballots with 39.3 percent voting at polling stations on election day and another 8.7 percent casting early ballots.
Topping the list of “Hot Buttons” for this year’s election was Racial, Ethnic and Economic Inequality which gather 18.9 percent of the polling tally.
Other double digit percentages included Climate Change, 15.6 percent; Abortion, 15 percent; Gun Policy, 12.2 percent; and COVID-19, 10 percent.
Remaining topics in descending order were Economy, Healthcare, Supreme Court Appointments, Immigration, and Foreign Policy.
Of those students responding, 71.7 percent said they will be directly impacted by the outcome of the 2020 election.