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July 12, 2016

Bloomberg Poll Finds White College-Educated Vote Has Flipped to Hillary

Whites tend to vote Republican and the college-educated tend to vote Republican. Republicans do very well with college-educated whites: Mitt Romney won by double digits in 2012.

This could be an outlier, or it could be a sign of what I've been observing/predicting for some time: Politics is breaking down less on ideology now and more on strictly class-based grounds, and the college-educated are Signalling their distinction from the hoi polloi by defecting to the Democrats-- a party that keeps a firm lid on that nasty, vulgar populism (at least among whites-- they've sold populism and grievance to minority groups for 60 years) and is much more comfortable championing elitism and credentialism.

Could be nothing. Could be everything.


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