Economy a priority for college voters

As the various Republican presidential candidates look to the Iowa caucuses as an early indication of their chances of securing the nomination, a new report indicates that college students are taking an active interest in politics, according to the Huffington Post.

A new infographic published by CampusLive suggests that many college students are concerned about the future of the economy, and are evaluating what the Republican candidates propose to do to fix it. The report suggests that 72 percent of college students are actively interested in politics, and that 87 percent plan to vote in this year's presidential elections. Almost one-third of respondents indicated that the economy was a primary area of concern for them.

According to MTV, many college students are thinking about their prospects in the long run as they evaluate their political standpoints.

"If I work hard enough in school and go to a good graduate school, eventually it will pay off and I'll be able to find a job," Sita Chantramonklasri, a 19-year-old student, told the news outlet. "People would always have to struggle to get a job earlier. The same principles apply: If you work hard and put yourself out there, eventually you'll find a job."

If you're thinking about filling out a college application, or voting in this year's election, consider the policies that are important to you and your future.


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