Informal Poll of the educated

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by jem, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. jem

    jem

    Last night handing out holloween Candy - in Carlsbad California - Not a single person said they were voting for obama.

    Many of these people polled were highly educated. (fairly expensive neighborhood)

    In fact many were making jokes about the obama pumpkin up the street.

    There was a large sampling of engineers attorneys and people with management jobs at large corporations. (you have heard of them.)

    This race has not been accurately depicted in the media. Typical educated white guys and their wives do not vote democrat. This is South Florida and San Diego.
     
  2. http://www.gallup.com/poll/106381/Obama-Education-Gap-Extends-General-Election.aspx

    Obama Education Gap Extends to General Election


    PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama leads John McCain by a significant margin among voters with the most education, but trails the likely Republican nominee among voters with the least formal education.



    Thus, it appears that Obama's strong showing among educated voters in the Democratic nomination contest would extend to the general election as well.

    These results are based on aggregated data from Gallup's daily tracking survey, spanning March 31 to April 6 interviewing. Obama and McCain were tied at 45% for the general election among all registered voters in these data.

    Obama's weaker performance among voters with less education is inconsistent with the typical pattern seen in general-election contests, in which the Democratic candidate tends to do better than the Republican among this group.

    But Obama makes up for his poorer performance among voters with the least formal education by doing well against McCain among college graduates -- particularly those with postgraduate education (who tend to vote Democratic) but also on a relative basis among those with a four-year college degree only, a reliable Republican group. Among four-year college graduates, Obama and McCain run even.

    The education patterns for the Obama-McCain trial heats seem fairly well established thus far -- McCain has bested Obama among voters without a college education each of the four full weeks that Gallup has tracked general-election voting preferences, and Obama has had a consistently large lead among postgraduates. The two candidates have been competitive among the two middle education groups -- voters with some college education and four-year college graduates only.
     
  3. It would probably help if the Republican party stopped despising the "elites."
     
  4. Typical Mccain supporters.



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  5. I do feel compassion for you. The sort I feel for people with special needs.
     
  6. I'm pretty sure he's in one of the videos I posted
     
  7. Just a natural reaction, trying to hold on to what they worked for.
     
  8. Reminds of "Dawn of the Dead"

    Doesn't surprise me they think Obama is a muslim. Half of them think they're cowboys. The kind w/o cattle. I think driving on that turnpike of the Pennsylvannians has affected their minds.



     
  9. I always find it ironic that people who voted for the war don't want to pay for it.
     
    #10     Nov 1, 2008