How do the Racers feel about the presidential candidates?
Story by Nick Erickson, Staff writer
With the Kentucky Republican caucus over and the 2016 presidential election well on the way, politics have been seemingly everywhere lately. Murray State students are diverse in many ways, including their political standpoints and opinions on candidates. Last week, students shared their views about three of the most well-known candidates, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
While the students shared their views on each candidate, many fell short on their political knowledge. In fact, so few students knew anything about Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, they were dropped from this story. One student in particular didn’t know how to describe Hillary Clinton besides “pantsuit, nappy hair and Bill Clinton.” Getting some insight into the political views of fellow students shows a good deal about how many students care about politics and how many do not.
Is this a sign of a problem, or should it go unnoticed?
Ashley Kendal, junior, Democrat
Brenden Breen, sophomore, Democrat
Brett Mayberry, sophomore, Democrat
Steven Treadway, junior, Republican
Alex Jackonski, junior, Democrat
Zack Brock, sophomore, Independent