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Trump beats out Clinton in Maine's mock student election

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Maine's students also voted against Question 1 — a ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults over age 21.

Liberty University students are swarmed by media with their home made t-shirts as they wait for a speech by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Lynchburg, Va., in January. (AP/Steve Helber)

Presidential nominee Donald Trump came out on top of the mock student election in Maine — not necessarily a scientific barometer of support, but interesting given his opponent's six-point lead in the state.

Trump bested Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the results of the student poll, with 42.3 percent of the vote. Clinton had 39.5 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson had 10.5 percent support, Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 4.9 percent, and candidates in the "Other" category garnered 2.7 percent of the vote.

Currently, Clinton leads the state with 43.8 percent of the vote to Trump's 37.5 percent, according to Real Clear Politics' polling average.

Maine's students also voted against Question 1 — a ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults over age 21. Students polled voted against the initiative, defeating it 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent.

Schools across the state were allowed to participate in the student election.

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