Washington: President Barack Obama is leading over Republican rival Mitt Romney by six percent among kids, a new poll has found.
Obama won the Scholastic Student Vote by a margin of 51 percent to 45 percent over Romney, Politico reports.
The vote polls those under 18 to weigh their preferences in a mock election. More than 250,000 did. Obama took home Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Ohio, while Romney won Virginia.
According to the report, the children's magazine wrote that the "Scholastic Student Vote may not be official, but its results have often indicated who eventually wins the presidential race."
"Scholastic has conducted the student mock vote during every presidential election since 1940. The results of the student vote have mirrored the actual outcome of all but two elections, 1948, when kids voted for Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman, and 1960, when they selected Richard M. Nixon over John F. Kennedy," the magazine added.
Students surveyed also said that the most important issues to them are the economy, health care and the war in Afghanistan, the report said.
"And a whopping 90 percent said they would like to be President someday," Scholastic wrote.