Majority of Xavier students say they planned to vote in the election on Tuesday

The poll was conducted by CBS News, UWire and the Chronicle of Higher Education | November 3, 2008

Nearly 90 percent of Xavier students said they were going to vote in the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, according to a survey conducted by CBS News, UWire and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The poll, which was conducted in mid-October, also found Xavier students overwhelmingly think Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) would be an effective commander-in-chief, but overwhelmingly view Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as someone who would bring about real change. The poll asked the students 35 questions in nine categories, which ranged from the issues to the vice presidential candidates.

Xavier students’ responses were broken down and compared against other college students in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and Colorado. To see how Xavier students see this election and compare to students at other universities, see the attached document.