Patrick Bender, an independent, is a member of the College Democrats at Miami University of Ohio.
In 2008, students played what many called a pivotal role in the presidential election — high school seniors who weren’t even old enough to vote volunteered at campaign headquarters across the country, canvassed their neighborhoods to hand out fliers and cold-called voters in their communities to push for the candidate of their choice. College students went to the polls in record numbers to cast their ballots.
But what about this year? Are young voters as involved as they were in 2008? And what difference will their presence or lack thereof actually make?
Miami University of Ohio political science student Colten Kidwell explores the fading pro-Obama and rising pro-Romney sentiment on his campus and wonders whether that could translate to something broader in the swing state of Ohio, one of this year’s most crucial and one that nearly every candidate needs to carry in order to win the presidency.
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