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UCLA students favor Al Gore

By Daily Bruin Staff

Nov. 7, 2000 9:00 p.m.

  ALISA STOUDT Students vote in Rieber Hall on Tuesday.

In an informal exit poll conducted by the Daily Bruin Tuesday,
the majority of UCLA students were found to favor Al Gore in the
presidential election.

Of the 229 undergraduates polled at polling stations on and
around campus, 71 percent said they voted for the Democratic
candidate.

“I don’t agree with Bush on social issues, regarding
affirmative action, social welfare and education,” said
fourth-year medical student Robert Casillas, who voted for
Gore.

“I don’t think Bush is very bright,” he
added.

More female than male students favored Gore, and Bush was most
popular among male first- and second-year students.

Green Party candidate Ralph Nader garnered the support of 9
percent of those polled, with slightly more support among men than
women.

Many students voted by absentee ballot, and some were unable to
exercise their voting power due to logistics.

“I forgot to register my new address,” said fourth
year medical student John Abdelshel. “I voted in the last two
elections, but this year it was too late to register by the time I
thought of it.

Compiled by Barbara Ortutay and Bimal Rajkomar, Daily Bruin
Senior Staff.

UNDERGRADUATES FAVOR GORE Most students polled
said they voted for the Democratic candidate, with Bush coming in
second. Harry Browne (Libertarian) and John Hagelin (Natural Law)
each received one vote. SOURCE: Daily Bruin exit polls Original
graphic by YU WANG/Daily Bruin Senior Staff Web adaptation by
ROBERT LIU/Daily Bruin Senior Staff

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