The results of the 2016 presidential election will soon be upon the nation; however, ac- cording to the EC student body Hillary Clinton will emerge as the victor.
Clinton narrowly won a poll sent out by The Leader on Nov. 1, garnering a total of 41 per- cent of the votes from the 371 responses. Her closest com- petition was Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who polled at 34.8 percent despite not being a nominee of the two major parties.
As votes started to come in, Stein held a comfortable lead before Clinton pulled ahead towards the end. The two were neck and neck for the duration of the poll until Clinton took a 5.2 percent lead.
Earlier in the semester The Leader polled students to find out how many of them would be voting for a third party candidate. Resulting in an 11 percent of student democrats and 16 percent of student republicans saying they were voting third party.
Though the latest national polls from the New York Times show a dead heat between Clinton and republican nominee Donald Trump, the opinions of EC students seem to be far different.
Despite being the republican frontrunner, Trump finished in a distant third place with only 18.1 percent of the vote.
Gary Johnson, the candidate for the Libertarian party, finished the poll in last place only receiving 6.2 percent of the vote.
If it were up to the EC student body, the 2016 election would not even be looking at Trump or Johnson as a possibility for the next president.