Libby High School mock election
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
November 5, 2008
In a mock election held at the Libby High School, students chose John McCain over Barack Obama for President by a 10 percent lead. They chose Max Baucus, Denny Rehberg, and Brian Schweitzer for their respective posts.
53% felt the cost and quality of health care was an important focus for government. They felt the economy is absolutely critical. The high cost of energy, national security and the educational system as very important.
Global warming was considered somewhat important.
The war in Afghanistan returned an about equal absolutely critical to somewhat important, as did the war in Iraq.
But asked which one of those issues would government spending help the most, the Libby High schoolers said the economy. A distant second, was the cost and quality of health care. What would government spending least likely impact? The war in Afghanistan.
And when asked which of several past presidents would they choose to lead this country, the Libby High students chose Abraham Lincoln, far and away as their choice, far out distancing second choice, John F. Kennedy, by twice the votes.
Story by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio, www.todaysbestcountryonline.com.