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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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