Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Postscript to the white working class

In exploring the data discussed in my last post, I found one group that stood out:  people without a college degree who received a salary.   56% of them said they were Republicans, and only 29% said they were Democrats.  Other whites (ie either with a college degree or paid a wage, commission, or some other method) were almost evenly divided:   43% were Republicans and 42% were Democrats. 

I'm not sure whether this would hold up in other data--the difference is statistically significant, but not so much as to remove all doubt.  But it is intriguing. 

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