Q’s on the Quad: College of Charleston

By Samone Blair and Emine Yücel
Medill Reports

The majority of the College of Charleston students surveyed Sunday by Medill School’s Q’s on the Quad expressed no interest in voting for former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential primary, although a recent East Carolina University poll found 37% of likely South Carolina Democratic voters supported Biden.

“Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders really are fighting for all people, not just a certain group of people,” said Olivia Williams, a graduate student studying public history. “But, especially young people ‘cause we’re the future so they should be fighting for us.”

A majority of Charleston students interviewed said they were undecided on which candidate will receive their vote or if they want to vote at all — none identified billionaire Tom Steyer or Sen. Bernie Sanders, who were ranked second and third in the East Carolina poll, as their first-choice candidate.

This week, Q’s on the Quad will be touring South Carolina to pick the brains of student voters.

Photo at top: Medill School’s Q’s on the Quad visited the College of Charleston Campus Sunday to interview students about which candidates will receive their support in the Democratic presidential primary. (Samone Blair/MEDILL)