When ‘the gatekeepers’ decide who can attend college, college students need a stake in it

MSNBC – The Associated Press – Filed Aug. 22, 2020 12:24:12The Associated Press|0|12A new survey shows the number of college students participating in the presidential primary season is on track to be higher than the number attending the primary.

A new Gallup poll found a new high of 61 percent of college-age Americans saying they plan to participate in the general election.

The number is up from 60 percent last week and 56 percent in August.

The poll of 1,000 adults was conducted from Aug. 15-18.

The AP asked adults if they would like to see the party nominate their candidate.

It also asked if they were interested in the party supporting the candidate or not.

The results were based on a total of 1.5 million adults, with 2,000 interviews conducted in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Gallup said 61 percent said they would support the GOP if it does not nominate a candidate for president.

The party’s primary platform, endorsed by the presumptive nominee, is expected to be released later this week.

The poll of 2,073 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

The Associated News contributed to this report.