Friday, July 01, 2016

Elites vote Democrat, not Republican

I'm tired of the old Democrat myth that the Republican Party is the party of elites. Looking at General Social Survey data, it's not surprising to see that only 24% of high school dropouts voted for Romney in 2012, but how many people with advanced degrees voted for him? A whopping 32%. Most highly successful people vote Democrat because their competitors aren't the poor. Their enemies are America's Middle. They seek an alliance with the poor so they have the numbers to subjugate ordinary Americans.

6 comments:

President Barbicane said...

I'm sure that black people are more likely to not have a high school diploma. To what extent is this pattern due to racial voting patterns?

Ron Guhname said...

Race is important. 39% of white dropouts voted for Romney. In the GSS survey, zero black dropouts voted for him.

Anonymous said...

The question then becomes: why do so many people with advanced degrees vote Democrat? I belong in the former group but not the latter, and the bias towards the left is startling.

Anonymous said...

To fellow anon,

People with advanced degrees vote left because the US Right had willingly aligned itself with nimrods like Mike Huckabee. He's such an obvious fraud and yet he's treated with respect by even non religious conservatives.

Anonymous said...

I don't think many people would define "elites" by education rather than SEI or income?

Having said that, if you look at the class status of people who answered the Pres12 question (about Romney vs Obama), in 2014, you do find that out of their sample size of 54.6 "Upper Class", 21.1 identify as "Strong Democrat". You find a similar proportion if you just look at the 2014 sample overall.

That's really unusual, because if you look at 2000-2012, "strong Republicans" are still really out in front among the Upper Class.

So, realignment of preferences, or statistical quirk?

chris said...

Humanities degrees are basically degrees in Leftism. So that would account for a certain percentage of College degree holders always voting Democrat.

I wish the alt-right or Trump would push to get Critical Theory, Women's/Gender Studies and Race Studies subjects banned from Colleges and replaced with their own Ideological courses. I personally lean towards a pushing of Darwinistic/Evo-bio/psych courses.