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VIDEO: Student reaction to upcoming election

 

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- A recent NBC/WSJ poll found that young voters might not be as enthusiastic about the 2012 election as they were in 2008. Even at President Obama’s event at UNC Chapel Hill on Tuesday, where he kicked off his two-day tour talking about student loan interest rates, there were varying levels of excitement.

A grain-of-salt alert: These interviews were all conducted at the event, among students who waited in line for hours to see President Obama, so they may not be the most representative sample of all young North Carolina voters. They do, however, offer a glimpse into how some of Obama’s young 2008 supporters are feeling about the election today.

NBC caught up with some UNC-Chapel Hill students at President Obama's speech on Tuesday and asked about their enthusiasm for the 2012 election.