Middle School Students and Their Knowledge of Third Party Candidates

Joy Luo, Writer/ Photographer/ Polling

This year’s presidential election has seen Donal J Trump and Hillary Clinton fire insults and questions back and forth at each other as election day looms closer. Both candidates have received historical disapproval ratings, so one might believe many Americans are looking towards other candidates. However, do young people even know who the other options are? The Millburn PEN peer leaders conducted an anonymous survey of 90 seventh and eighth grade students. The poll showed that a narrow margin here at MMS do not know the third party candidates, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party.