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ASU students polling voters

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By Jay Polk - bio | email

November 12, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A student driven exit poll taken in Albany on Election Day was pretty accurate in predicting who would win the presidential race.

About 30 students from the Mass Communications and Political Science Departments conducted the poll last Tuesday. More than 400 voters in five precincts were questioned after their cast ballots.

For one of the student pollsters, the survey was something he hopes can continue.

Vincent Sibley, a senior at ASU said: "I hope classes after me have the same chance to go out and watch people do the same things that we talk about everyday in class. And get to learn about what people actually thought about when they went in there and tapped on that touch screen and decided who they were going to vote for."

Their exit poll showed 67 percent of the voters cast ballots for Barack Obama.  That exactly matched the official numbers from the Secretary of State's office.

And 30 percent of Dougherty County Republicans voted for Obama.

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