[Audio] Murray State Voters Sound Off: Presidential & Kentucky Senate Races
Tuesday is the first time many young millennials will vote in a general election. The demographic is the largest and most diverse in the country, ranging in age from 18 to 35, defined by the Pew Research Center . Ebony Clark spoke with several college-aged voters on the Murray State University campus and brings this audio collage.
Murray State students have a wide range of opinions on the presidential race. Several said they were undecided and at least one said he was supporting Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Twenty-one-year old Adam Watson said he’s casting his vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump: “Because I think he truly cares about America and he doesn’t have any special interest in the government.”
Twenty-four-year old Dexter Alexander said he supports Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton: “Even though she has a rocky mindset of things of what she wants to do. I think she has the power and the will to make the change in what we need in this country.”
While students had a wide range of opinions on the presidential race, many admitted to not following the race for Kentucky U.S. Senate.
“I don’t really follow it but I know that he supports my values more than Jim Gray does.” That’s 21-year-old Adam Watson, on why he’s supporting Republican incumbent Rand Paul. Watson says he’s also supporting Trump.
Twenty-three-year old Caitlin Starkey says while she isn’t familiar with the Senate race, she’s voting for Democratic challenger Jim Gray: “Because one of my xenophobic friends likes Rand Paul and I assume he can’t be good.”
According to FiveThirtyEight, Kentucky’s junior Senator is almost certain to win re-election against his opponent in the general election.