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  •  A masters degree makes one more Dem... (1+ / 0-)
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    atdnext undergrad degree does not.  In fact, it's usually the opposite.


    by LordMike on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 09:46:47 AM PDT

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    •  That's a good point. In our 2010 Senate race... (1+ / 0-)
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      Harry Reid and Sharrrrrrrrrrrrrron Angle actually tied among voters with Bachelor's Degrees... Perhaps Angle even won them by a tiny margin (!!!). But among both high school grads and voters with advanced degrees, Reid won fairly comfortably.

    •  Where are you getting that from? (0+ / 0-)

      Obama won every state in the top 10 of percentage of college grads. In order CO, DC (yeah I know),Conn, NY, NH, VT, VA, Maryland ,NJ, Mass.

      He only won 2 in the bottom 10 and will likely only repeat in one of those. In order. WV, Miss., ID , IN, MI, OK, Kentucky, MO, Arkansas, LA.

      Obama went 47% to 51% with whites with a college degree, but only 40 to 58% with those without one. Kerry in 2004 went 44% to 55% with those with a degree but 38% to 61% for those without one.

      An associates degree makes a white person slightly more Republican, but I've seen no evidence that an undergrad does this. In fact it's quite the opposite.

      The data above are from exit polling.

      -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

      by dopper0189 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 09:55:57 AM PDT

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      •  There is only one place what you said is true (0+ / 0-)

        It's in the deep south (Miss, Alabama, etc) + Texas.  The data does show this. But as a nation as a whole this is not true.  

        -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

        by dopper0189 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 09:59:18 AM PDT

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