Political survey reveals ironic results






Last night, January 28, President Barack Obama gave his fifth State of the Union Address. The Hereford Harbinger surveyed the student body, asking how much or little of the Address they watched. Of the students surveyed, 47.7% are eligible to vote this year. The surveyed revealed ironic results: the disenfranchised students watched the most of the State of the Union Address, whereas the enfranchised watched the least. Hereford students appear to be as apathetic regarding political activism as the nation’s young voters. Our results are concurrent with the findings of The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement regarding voter apathy; The Center found that only 45% of eligible young voters (18-29 years old) voted in the 2012 presidential election.