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COLLEGE STUDENTS CAST THEIR VOTES FOR CLINTON IN 'MCI COLLEGE VOTE 92'

 COLLEGE STUDENTS CAST THEIR VOTES FOR CLINTON
 IN 'MCI COLLEGE VOTE 92'


-Post-Debate Polled Results Show Clinton and Bush "Neck and Neck"- -Education and The Deficit Cited As Top Issues Among Those Polled-
 WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the "MCI College Vote '92" Survey released today revealed Bill Clinton as the candidate of choice among college students polled, according to MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC) and Collegiate INsider Magazine, co-sponsors of the survey. The telephone survey, about the presidential campaign and voting issues, was announced to college campuses across the nation at the beginning of the fall school season.
 By calling an MCI 800 number, students responded to an automated survey and self-selected their answers using push button phones. Through this survey, MCI and the Collegiate INsider Magazine allowed college students to take part in a poll concerning presidential campaign and voting issues.
 Among those polled, 95 percent are registered to vote and 97 percent of these students indicated that they plan to vote. Additionally, of those who participated, 40 percent were registered Democrats, 37 percent were registered Republicans and 23 percent were registered Independent.
 Results of the presidential polling revealed:
 -- 50 percent plan to vote for Bill Clinton
 -- 37 percent plan to vote for George Bush
 -- 12 percent plan to vote for Ross Perot(A)
 Pre-debate results showed Clinton leading with 59 percent, Bush with 31 percent and Perot with 10 percent. Results after the first debate on Sunday, Oct. 11, through Monday, Oct. 26, showed Bush leading with 44 percent, Clinton with 42 percent and Perot with 13 percent of the votes.
 Other important information to be included: a vast majority (86 percent) of those polled believe their vote makes a difference; 70 percent are not satisfied with the political system; nearly half (48 percent) advocate a three-party system; and 50 percent of college students feel "very educated" about the issues in the upcoming election.
 When asked what issues were most significant the following were ranked in order of importance:
 -- Education (30 percent)
 -- The Deficit (28 percent)
 -- Poverty (11 percent)
 -- Health Care (12 percent)
 -- The Environment (9 percent)
 -- Crime (5 percent)
 Published by Satellite College Network, Inc., with a circulation of 1.1 million, Collegiate INsider is the leading national magazine specializing in careers, issues and entertainment for College Students.
 MCI Communications Corporation, headquartered in Washington, is the nation's second largest long distance provider. MCI offers residential savings through a number of products and services including: Friends & Family; MCI PrimeTime; MCI Personal 800; MCI Around the World; MCI Card and the Friends & Family Card.
 (A) EDITORS NOTE: The survey was conducted beginning Aug. 28 through Oct. 26 and was publicized on college campuses across the country. Survey participants cast their residential votes based on choices between Bill Clinton, George Bush and "Other," since Ross Perot dropped out of the campaign prior to the start of the "MCI College Vote '92" survey. The total number of students who participated in the survey was 315.
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 /CONTACT: Kate Fralin, 703-415-6941, or Anna Garibaldi, 703-415-6445, both of MCI; or Laura Rathbun of Collegiate INsider, 714-638-5012/
 (MCIC) CO: MCI Communications Corporation ST: District of Columbia IN: SU: CPN


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