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Old 09-07-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by GearHeadDave View Post
One of the more eye opening trends in this election is the relationship between states that solidly support Trump or Clinton and the education levels or rank of that state. Lowest education rankings support Trump. Highest education ranking support Clinton. It is a direct correlation.

Here's a list of the 15 states most solidly behind Trump (in order of support) and their education rank (out of 50).

1) Wyoming 38th
2) North Dakota 48th
3) West Virginia 49th
4) Oklahoma 44rd
5) Kentucky 32rd
6) Alabama 40th
7) Idaho 42cd
8) Tennessee 39th
9) Indiana 37th
10) Louisiana 47th
11) South Dakota 45th
12) Montana 36th
13) Arkansas 50th
12) Kansas 18th
13) Utah 26th
14) Nebraska 29th
15) Montana 36th

Here's a list of the 15 states most solidly behind Clinton (in order of support) and their education rank (out of 50).

1) Maryland 2cd
2) Hawaii 20th
3) Vermont 6th
4) California 14th
5) Massachusetts 1st
6) New York 5th
7) Oregon 15th
8) Washington 13th
9) New Jersey 7th
10) Illinois 9th
11) Delaware 11th
12) New Mexico 16th
13) Connecticut 3rd
14) Rhode Island 10th
15) New Hampshire 12th
... After all...

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Old 09-07-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Originally Posted by Old Gringo View Post
“I love the poorly educated”

How about the rest of that Trump quote, Old Gringo?

"We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated. We’re the smartest people, we’re the most loyal people...." -Donald Trump

He included young, old, highly educated, poorly educated. He referred to all these Republican voters as "smart" and "loyal". What is awful about that?
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by texan2yankee View Post
“I love the poorly educated”

How about the rest of that Trump quote, Old Gringo?

"We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated. We’re the smartest people, we’re the most loyal people...." -Donald Trump

He included young, old, highly educated, poorly educated. He referred to all these Republican voters as "smart" and "loyal". What is awful about that?

Only you call it "awful."

I call it highly amusing.

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Old 09-07-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Originally Posted by lisanicole1 View Post
Wow.. you liberals sure like to be reassured of your intelligence.. repeat after me
"you are smart. you are very smart. you may be the smartest person sitting in the room with you right now. you are voting for Hillary, that makes you smart. you are part of the "smart" club. good job, liberal. you are beyond smart. you are not uneducated, a redneck or a low information voter. How could you be? you are pulling the lever for the person "smart" people vote for".
Thank you. That was nice.

Mick
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Of course, this is why Trump loves the poorly educated.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Parker501 View Post
More important issues to deal with than this right now... like oh, I don't know... the economy? terrorism?
Each individual voter is free to choose their top issues. And then vote for the candidate that they think is best for those issues. If economy and terrorism is your top choice, it doesn't mean it's everyone's top choice. Some people's first choice is pro-choice or pro-life. Some it's climate change, some it's education. For some it's trade and others it's taxes. Others it's health care. Some don't want a sociopathic dictator in charge.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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Back in 2002, Ruy Teixeria and John Judis co-authored a data heavy little book entitled "The Emerging Democratic Manority". It made the case that the growing number of minorities, coupled with increasing numbers of young Democratic professionals were altering the electoral map.

One of their points was that America's economy was changing to where "the production of ideas and services would dominate the production of goods." They pointed out that the areas where "the production of ideas and services", or ideaopolies, as they labeled them tended to develop were in areas with major research universities, such as California, the Northeast, Virginia/Maryland, the Research Triangle of North Carolina, and so forth. Those areas served as magnets for young college grads being hired by emerging companies often near those research universities. The young professionals attracted in those industries, such as in computer science and med tech, tend to be liberal, and probably disproportionately female, since more young women are now graduating and getting advanced degrees. If those states attracting these young professionals also include a sizable minority population, they tend to trend Democratic a little faster.

While more of the Democratic base are younger and entering those new economy jobs, if you look at Republican states, they are almost uniformly old economy dominated states, where jobs in mineral extraction, farming and traditional manufacturing jobs are more prevalent.

It doesn't mean D's are smarter than R's or vice versa. The economies of the states are different, and have different levels of opportunity for their people. A lot of those college grads now employed in blue states are from red states, but they generally vote more D than their red state forebearers.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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The education level of voters in each state isn't necessarily the same as for the overall adult population. In general, voters are more likely to have higher educational attainment than non-voters - which likely applies to both Trump and Clinton supporters, as well as independents. One exception could include recent immigrants, often in technical and medical fields, who are non-citizens and thus ineligible to vote but have advanced degrees.

Some of the blue states (particularly California) also have among the nation's highest concentrations of high school dropouts, while certain red states like Wyoming have among the lowest. The relationship between educational attainment and voting patterns isn't as simple as stating that Trump performs better in "less educated" locations.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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The last time I checked, there was nothing in the constitution which made someone's vote that has a college degree worth more than someone that only finished high school.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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It is the poorly educated in those states that will vote for Hillary.
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