If the voting age were a little lower, Hillary Clinton might be the next president of the United States.
More than 50 percent of 153,000 voters in kindergarten through 12th grade chose Democratic nominee Clinton as their choice for president in the 2016 Scholastic News Student Vote, according to a Tuesday news release. Young voters said she'd "do good things for America" and show women "young or old you can do anything."
Republican Donald Trump, who kids argued would "be good for business," garnered just 35 percent of the vote.
“In this unprecedented and contentious presidential race, students have made their voices heard by casting their votes in our mock election for president,” Scholastic Classroom magazines editor-in-chief Elliott Rebhun said in the release.
Runners up included not only Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., but also Harambe and the word "bacon."
The poll was conducted from August through last Wednesday. And though it's unscientific, it's also usually right, according to Scholastic's election website. Since the publishing company started the student-focused poll in 1940, kids have correctly selected the eventual president every time but twice — in 1948 and 1960.
Kids "tend to see what's going on, on TV or on the Internet, and make conclusions for themselves," Stanford Center for American Democracy scholar Christopher Ojeda told USA Today.
Clinton won every swing state except Iowa in the Scholastic poll. However, in a twist, neither major party candidate won Washington, D.C., which has three electoral votes. More children there voted for "other" politicians than for Trump or Clinton.
More than two-thirds of kids between the ages of 8 and 13 told Nickelodeon last month they were paying attention to the election and its issues. Thirty-two percent of them named "war/terrorism" as their top concern for the next commander-in-chief, according to a Kids Pick the President news release. Youngsters want the president to be honest, trustworthy and respectful.
In more specific Nickelodeon polls, kids said they would choose Sponge Robert, the formal version of SpongeBob Squarepants, to be president over Business Patrick, the starfish's entrepreneurial counterpart. Nearly three-quarters of kids said the first law they'd pass as president would be to eliminate homework, with the rest voting to nix bedtimes.