On Tuesday, I took my class exit polling. Back in 2008, I took my entire class on a Primary election day. I was hoping to take them on the Presidential Election day but my old school always held parent-teacher conferences on Election Day.
This year, I split my class into two half groups. I led one group and my associate teacher Ella led the other group. Each group went to one West Village location. Ella's group went to the Wall St area where they interviewed cops, construction workers, stockbrokers, foreign tourists, and Julianna Margulies. They also got interviewed for an article in the Downtown Express.
My group went to Clinton Hill - my old stomping grounds. We were interviewed by a French documentary crew. Perhaps one day, I'll be able to see the footage from this day.
I chose the West Village for obvious reasons- my school is there. I chose Wall St. because even back in 2008, Obama only got 62% of the vote there. Clinton Hill went something like 98.5% for Obama in 2008.
The very unscientific results ---
I loved doing this for the second time and I hope to do it again next year for the NYC mayoral race.
3 days ago