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  •  GOP Needs Uneducated White Voters (5+ / 0-)

    Highly-educated whites are not nearly as willing to vote for the GOP as poorly-educated whites. Young whites are not as willing to vote for the panderers to racism as old whites.

    The GOP is the party of mammon. They mock what Jesus taught.

    by freelunch on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 10:24:16 AM PST

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    •  I used to think that too (4+ / 0-)
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      but studying the exit polls, that appears to be a myth. We have a slight edge among under-educated, and high school grads, drop behind in college educated and then pick up a slight edge with post-grad educated.

      so not all the rubes are voting against their best interests.
      and not all the college grads are elitist Liberals, thus smashing the RW myth that colleges are a hot bed of Liberal Indoctrination(TM)

      wondering why this is? is it a regional thing, like the Southern White racists and Evangelical Liberty U types throwing off the overall white college grad vote percentages? or what?

      have a hunch, that this correlates with income levels on a superficial basis. if so, unfortunately may serve to validate (wrongly IMHO) the meme "the poor voting for their handouts/gifts!!!" for the chattering class.

      suggests also the upper/middle income college professionals (remember the Yuppies?) have turned their backs on the altrusim we had in the 60s-70s and chosen the grab mine now route...instead of handing the ladder down to help others.

      I'd love to be pointed to more granular data and/or research on this if anyone knows any good sites.

      no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

      by srfRantz on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 10:57:02 AM PST

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      •  I'd love to see how many of the "college-educated" (0+ / 0-)

        GOP voters have their diplomas from religion-affiliated educational institutions. I'd be willing to bet that a significant percentage of of the college-educated GOP voting bloc have their degrees from colleges with courses like Creationism 101 and The Liberal Assault on Christianity.

      •  No, there is a huge number of people... (0+ / 0-)

        ....who have college educations who identify with the Lundbergs of the world...that it would be greeeeeeat if the rich got a tax cut so the buttlicking will work.

        9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

        by varro on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:42:33 PM PST

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    •  not true (0+ / 0-)

      GOP gets affluent voters, dems get less affluent voters, by and large. education is less effective an indicator of political alignment than income.

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