Q’s on the Quad: Clemson University

By Samone Blair and Emine Yücel
Medill Reports

When asked if they could name five presidential candidates, the majority of Clemson University students surveyed before the South Carolina primary could only name former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

All the students Medill School’s Q’s on the Quad talked to had questions they wanted to ask President Donald Trump or the Democratic candidates, but most were unable to name five current or former 2020 presidential election candidates.

“I can see all their faces but I’m having trouble remembering their names,” said Annie Woofter, a sophomore electrical engineering major.

Biden won Saturday’s South Carolina primary with 48.4% of the vote, while Sanders was a distant second with 19.9%. None of the other candidates received any delegates.

Photo at top: Q’s on the Quad visited Clemson University to discuss the Democratic presidential primary with students. (Emine Yücel/MEDILL)