Oregon students choose Obama over Romney

Oregon students choose Obama over Romney
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama participate in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, in Denver. Both men relished the wonky talk, but Mitt Romney also showed the easy confidence a presidential contender needs _ and a bit of the salesman's dynamic presentation. Barack Obama sounded more like a long-winded professor a little annoyed he has to go over this stuff one more time for the slow students in the back. For viewers the lesson from both was clear: If they crave a real discussion of complicated issues _ not just zingers _ it means some tough going. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon students participating in a mock election chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney 62 percent to 32 percent in the race for president.

Results released Friday by the League of Women Voters of Oregon show Obama had 7,182 votes and Romney 3,675. Four minor party candidates split about 800 votes.

Students favored Ballot Measure 80 for marijuana legalization 52 percent to 48 percent. Students said the economy was the most important national issue, followed by education.

Students also voted on other state races and ballot measures as part of a national voter education project.

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