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College Students Vote iPod

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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NEEDS A TOUCH SCREEN Voting booth

A recent survey of NYU students found that 66 percent would forfeit their right to vote in next year's presidential election for year of free tuition, which actually seems low when you remember that a year's tuition costs a staggering $33,268 (not including room and board). Twenty percent would swap suffrage for an iPod touch. You hear that, Barack Obama? You can make up the widening gap between you and Hillary for only $300 bucks a pop!

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At least not everyone who attends the school is so disillusioned they want to kill themselves: 70.5% percent of those surveyed said they believe that one vote really can make a difference. Guess the second mortgage their parents had to take out to pay for that undergraduate seminar was well worth it.

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