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  •  That could be linked to education level, too. (1+ / 0-)
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    Typically, those with a high school diploma or GED lean more (R), while those with advanced degrees lean more (D)...

    •  In this poll, HS or less (1+ / 0-)
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      didn't like anybody.  Unfavorables were higher than favorables for both parties, while every other education group had higher favorables for Dems than unfavorables, Opposite for R's.

    •  People making $50,000-$100,000 (0+ / 0-)

      typically have much more than high school diploma or GED. They generally make much less than $50,000 unless they are car-stealing, probably arsonist and high school dropout Darrell Issa.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 12:45:38 PM PDT

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    •  U-Shaped curve (0+ / 0-)

      There is a U-shaped curved when correlating education level with political leanings. Democrats tend to do well with people who haven't graduated from high school and with college graduates and higher--especially among those with advanced degrees. Republicans tend to do well among high school graduates and among those with some college but not a four-year degree.

    •  That was my thinking as well (0+ / 0-)

      It's telling that MSNBC News has constant commercials for luxury cars and investment strategies.  If that top income bracket in the poll had been broken down further, say, $100K - $1M for one bracket and a separate bracket for over $1M, I think we'd see the upper middle bracket with higher unfavorable rating for Republicans, and the top bracket with lower unfavorable ratings, because that upper middle is the bracket of a lot of graduate school educated professionals, who tend to lean progressive.

      The poor can feel directly how the Repubs are screwing them over, the educated professionals lean progressive (the Ivory Tower Liberals) and tend to be news savvy and read about how the Repubs are screwing people over.  It's the white middle class where the Tea Party comes from.  So those results in the poll didn't surprise me at all.

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