ASU students react to presidential election

VIDEO: Watch students share their presidential picks

"The spirit of the election at the university is exciting … There's viewing parties or special promotions for having your 'I voted' sticker. There's viewing parties. There was a lot of hype leading up to the election as well." -- Cassandra Akpan, Junior, Art Education


"I'm a supporter of small government. I think Paul Ryan puts it best when he said there's a fundamental difference between people in the Obama administration and people that support Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, and that fundamental difference is that the Romney administration wants to see the people in charge and offer things like health care. They don't want to see so much government intervention in the private sector." -- Nick Gushue, Sophomore, Public Policy 


"I agree with (Obama's) economic policies. I also agree with his views on the rights of women and the rights of our bodies, and how he treats lower economic minorities, the lower class and Hispanics." -- Rob Beckham, Sophomore, Biochemistry

"I just hope that (Romney) can get the economy moving and have more jobs ... I'm pro-life, and I know that's a really dividing social issue. I believe in the right to life, so I don't want him to repeal Roe v. Wade, but a little leniency toward that. I do want him to repeal Obamacare." - Alex Gasca, Freshman, Communications

“The next four years are going to be really exciting in the United States, especially at the age we’re at right now being college students. We are the future of our country … we need a leader that believes in college students like Obama does.” -- Dakota Snider, Sophomore, Film and Media Studies and Mass Communication

“I think there’s a lot of hope in the next four years … I feel like there’s a lot more that will get done than President Obama has done in these last four years. I’m not going to give up hope. I feel like a lot of people may have. Our economic crisis was a really bit hit, and it’s not something that can be fixed in four years.” -- Karis Felthouse, Freshman, Marketing

“I wasn’t for either candidate. What’s interesting to me is that most people were voting for Romney because they didn’t want Obama, or voting for Obama because they didn’t want Romney. Personally, that’s not something that I wanted to do. Although I didn’t like either, … I favored (Obama) because I felt like between the two, there’s more chance of all humans having equal rights.” -- Marisa Khachadoorian, Freshman, Art Studies

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