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Poll Reveals Poorer And Less Educated Voters Support Sarah Palin, Wealthier Voters Prefer Romney
Mediaite ^ | May 9, 2011 | Alex Alvarez

Posted on 05/09/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A new Gallup poll reveals that voters who identify as more conservative, do not have college degrees and who make less than $24,000 annually are more likely to support former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney for president in 2012. Romney, on the other hand, has evidently fared better with voters who describe themselves as “liberals to moderate”, have received degrees of higher learning and who make at least $90,000 a year.

The split drives home the challenges facing any would-be GOP candidate: Catering to the party’s base without completely alienating those on the fence, and appealing to voters across a wide spectrum without pitting disparate factions within the Republican party against one another.

Romney recently launched an exploratory committee and a dazzlingly fresh new logo in advance of a possible presidential run, but, so far, neither he nor Palin have definitely announced intent to run in 2012. Nor, for that matter, has Mike Huckabee, despite rumors that Fox News would prefer that Huckabee, who hosts his own show on the network, come to a decision sooner rather than later.

Why this (alleged) pressure to decide? Just take a look at the numbers:

When it comes to ideology, Gallup found that self-described conservatives favored ex-Arkansas governor Huckabee over Romney and Palin and found double-digit support among all income levels. Huckabee did the best among people earning $24,000 to $59,000 (22%).


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We all know that this poll is pure bologna, but let's act as if it is accurate. Wouldn't that mean that Governor Sarah Palin would be the strongest GOP candidate? The only reason there was any net gain of jobs last month (if indeed there actually was) was because McDonald's hamburgers hired 66,000 people. What do you think the vast majority of those people make in a year? Do you think most of them have a bachelors degree or higher?
1 posted on 05/09/2011 3:42:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m torn. While this poll confirms everything I’ve ever thought about Sarah Palin, I’m confused to exactly which wealthy, educated voters are so thrilled with Romney. Romney strikes me as a poker player who’s only bold when he’s playing someone else’s stake.


2 posted on 05/09/2011 3:49:37 PM PDT by Melas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You talk about a bullshit piece...

The FACT that the "intelligencia", which is code-speak for "Liberal-indoctrinated Socialism-supporters", where MOST recent college graduates have NO CLUE about REAL WORLD REALITIES and business, taxes, OR the U.S. Constitution as written and intended, and you KNOW who these "college graduates/higher educated/higher-earning" folks are (the bulk of them living off others, via Public Employee jobs).

We need to get back to basics in this country, and shit-can Unions starting with teachers and professors.

3 posted on 05/09/2011 3:49:43 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I would like to know is how Elmer Gantry continues to have any support at all.

He’s pro-amnesty, lets murderers out of jail, is a socialist, raised taxes in Arkansas, believes in nanny-statism when it comes to food, is a terrible bassist, and raised a dog-killing son.

Is it because he is a Baptist minister and the myopic so-cons fall for his bravo sierra?


4 posted on 05/09/2011 3:50:53 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...a dazzlingly fresh new logo...

Damn...Mitt just locked up a few votes here at Casa WKWE...new logos are awesome!

5 posted on 05/09/2011 3:52:35 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I have a Harvard PhD, and I support Sarah. I think she is a LOT smarter than a certain Harvard Law graduate I could name.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 3:53:01 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Melas
While this poll confirms everything I’ve ever thought about Sarah Palin,

You and the left paint with the same broad brush. Nice job.

7 posted on 05/09/2011 3:54:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here we go with the “Palin supporters are all ignorant, uneducated, redneck hicks” crap again. Watch for more of this particular BS to be thrown as we approach the election.


8 posted on 05/09/2011 3:54:35 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bs, no other explanation needed.


9 posted on 05/09/2011 3:56:53 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Lurker

Palin or new logo...Palin or new logo...this politickin’ sure can be tough...


10 posted on 05/09/2011 3:57:00 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yep! I'm a poor & dumb ol' backwoods engineer!

Go Sarah 2012. GAME ON!

11 posted on 05/09/2011 3:57:43 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Lurker

If you look at the poll...the longer someone spends in the liberal machine...the more they tend to agree with Romney...hmmm...


12 posted on 05/09/2011 3:57:58 PM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m poor but highly educated and I want Palin to run. Where does that leave me?


13 posted on 05/09/2011 3:59:22 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the way things are going, it won’t be long before we’re all making $25000 or less a year and by the lights of this article, Sarah will have the whole vote to herself.


14 posted on 05/09/2011 4:00:11 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Melas
While this poll confirms everything I’ve ever thought about Sarah Palin...

And that arrogant statement confirms everything I've ever thought about you.

It's really very simple; the ruling class prefers Milt because he's one of them and won't rock their boat.

15 posted on 05/09/2011 4:02:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This college educated, gun-loving chick is supporting Sarah!


16 posted on 05/09/2011 4:03:55 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Melas
"While this poll confirms everything I’ve ever thought about Sarah Palin, I’m confused to exactly which wealthy, educated voters are so thrilled with Romney."


Perhaps they are not so thrilled with him, but are even less thrilled with the alternatives being put forward. It is not like the field of potential candidates being talked about so far is something to get excited about.
17 posted on 05/09/2011 4:04:41 PM PDT by rob777
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Poorer?” There are no poor people in America. Unless we’re talking spiritually poor, of which there are a lot, especially in Hollywood and Washington DC.


18 posted on 05/09/2011 4:06:16 PM PDT by cookcounty (Final Score: Osama bin Laden: 72 Sturgeons. American People: 72 Versions.)
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To: Melas
The wealthy, educated voters who are so thrilled about the guy can check off a resounding number in the following:
  1. I support a woman's "right to choose," therefore I cannot support FR.
  2. I support "gay rights," therefore I cannot support FR.
  3. I support "illegal immigration rights," therefore I cannot support FR.
  4. I think guns are dangerous and so support "reasonable" gun control, therefore I cannot support FR.
  5. I support government provided health care, therefore I cannot support FR.
  6. I think we should all pay our "fair share" and so support higher taxes for the wealthy, therefore I cannot support FR.
  7. I think many times government can provide the best solution, therefore I cannot support FR.
  8. I think the constitution is fine, but when more government control is needed it just gets in the way, therefore I cannot support FR.
  9. I think all this talk about God-given rights is fundamentalist extremism, therefore I cannot support FR.
  10. I support MY free speech rights and FR won't allow me to post my support for any of the above, therefore I cannot support FR.


19 posted on 05/09/2011 4:07:43 PM PDT by raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
'Wouldn't that mean that Governor Sarah Palin would be the strongest GOP candidate?'

Why yes that might could be, 2ND DIV guru, man...so the ans is ... PALIN/ROMNEY......ROMNEY PROVIDES THE BIDNESS KNOW HOW AND SARAH PROVIDES THE STONE COLD, NO QUARTER GIVEN, STEEL SPINED HONESTY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE HAVE THE WINNERS!


20 posted on 05/09/2011 4:09:26 PM PDT by flat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What was arrogant about my post? I admittedly don’t care for her, but last I knew that wasn’t arrogant.


21 posted on 05/09/2011 4:12:36 PM PDT by Melas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems to me that half of the people in this country would have an IQ of less than 100, since 100 is mean. (I know, it really doesn’t work out that way exactly, but it’s close) A 100 IQ is not all that exciting...

That would seem to put Palin in pretty good shape I would think.


22 posted on 05/09/2011 4:13:03 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: buccaneer81

I’ve never pretended to like her. I’m certainly not going to start pretending now. Amazing how a trivial comment about Palin is getting the attention, when it was just a segue to the real point of the post which was about Romney.


23 posted on 05/09/2011 4:14:36 PM PDT by Melas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Poll Reveals Poorer And Less Educated Voters Support Sarah Palin”

Well, they got me pegged.


24 posted on 05/09/2011 4:16:00 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have to call BULLSHIT on this poll.

Anybody that has an ounce of “book learning” knows that Romney is exactly the wrong way to go. This is exactly why the “elitists” keep pushing him (or Trump, Mitch Daniels and so on.)

They keep trying to stamp Sarah Palin into the ground for one reason and one reason, only.

She can and will kick the shit out of Present Stroker and they KNOW it.


25 posted on 05/09/2011 4:17:28 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Where IS Romney other than somewhere out in the ether playing GOPgod? Has he been interviewed lately about any current topics? What are his positions on anything? What has he said about the taking down of Osama bin Laden? What's his take on rising gas prices or the continuing high unemployment rate or union thugs in Wisconsin?

He seems to be just sitting back and watching, giving the impression that he has the nomination locked up.

26 posted on 05/09/2011 4:18:01 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Cicero

Ah go ahead, name him, you’ll feel better if you do.


27 posted on 05/09/2011 4:18:07 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

What I would like to know is why does this poll confirm everything you ever knew about Gov. Palin. What exactly does that mean.


28 posted on 05/09/2011 4:19:11 PM PDT by beandog
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To: flat

We did that kind of thing in 1980. Remind me how many days it was before some “crazed gunman” shot President Reagan and the RINO VP almost became president....


29 posted on 05/09/2011 4:20:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

poll is pure BS I have a BS, an income thats in Obamas favority target group. I love Sarah, cant stand Romney, Pawlenty, Daniels, Huntsman. Three frat boys and a real woman...... no contest


30 posted on 05/09/2011 4:21:10 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: arasina

Let’s be honest. Does anyone think that Romney could actually win the nomination? I see Romney as the ultimate spoiler. Outside of little cluster in the West, where he apparently really is admired, who’s going to vote for him?


31 posted on 05/09/2011 4:21:50 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas
I’m torn.

Yeah right. Just like you're supposed to be by this fake poll, designed... let's see... why, Toto, I think it's designed to... to... tear apart conservatives on class-war lines! What a coincidence that it had exactly that effect on you!

32 posted on 05/09/2011 4:22:30 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Melas
I’ve never pretended to like her. I’m certainly not going to start pretending now.

My point is that you've basically called FReepers (and others) who support Palin low income, uneducated rubes. That's not me, or most other Palin fans I know.

33 posted on 05/09/2011 4:25:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

incredible...

when the progressives are removed from office we need to have massive trials and put these traitors were they belong.


34 posted on 05/09/2011 4:27:02 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Melas
I don't understand......when it comes to Palin?

I may or may not vote for her...in a primary depending on the other candidates.

Would you not vote...if she was the POTUS candidate?

35 posted on 05/09/2011 4:27:40 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: buccaneer81; Melas

The Jim Thompson Villas at FR Arms. LOL

36 posted on 05/09/2011 4:28:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Re “Elmer Gantry” and “Baptist minister”: Huck may have been a Baptist minister at one time, but he’s not even close now. He may hope to win votes of evangelicals, but true evangelicals can see through him, and they won’t buy it. (I’m a Baptist P.K. and have an insider’s view.) He’s much more Elmer than Baptist.

If “myopic so-cons” means southern conservatives... please know that we’re not myopic; we’re able to think logically, and do so. Huck is a dreadful person and would make a dreadful candidate/president.


37 posted on 05/09/2011 4:28:41 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m poor and educated, and I support Palin. So much for their poll.


38 posted on 05/09/2011 4:30:25 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Talisker

Sigh...One more time, I wasn’t really torn. That was not only rhetorical, but just a segue to get to the point I wanted to make about Romney. No, I do not care for Palin, but no, that was not the thrust of my reply.


39 posted on 05/09/2011 4:34:54 PM PDT by Melas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have an IQ of 158 and two degrees and I despise romney and would march through the gates of hell with Palin.

LLS

40 posted on 05/09/2011 4:36:29 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I support Sarah Palin and I fit that poll demographic perfectly./s
Engineer (retired). My wife still works though, and together we’re in the 90% percentile income-wise.
I’ll support the GOP nominee who wins the primaries, but I hope it isn’t Romney. He’ll have that Romneycare anchor dragging on his campaign. That may not matter if unemployment holds at 9%, the debt is exploding, and we’re in stagflation.


41 posted on 05/09/2011 4:36:47 PM PDT by tony549 (Stuck in SoCal)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that real or photoshopped?


42 posted on 05/09/2011 4:37:14 PM PDT by Melas
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“I’m poor but highly educated and I want Palin to run. Where does that leave me?”

Brilliant and broke.

LLS

43 posted on 05/09/2011 4:39:13 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: MayflowerMadam
No, my use of "myopic so-cons" means those social conservatives who would vote for someone just because they're against their pet social issue, (i.e. abortion, gay marriage, etc), without regard to or caring aboutwhere said candidate stands on economics, defense, and securing the borders.

Social issues are important, but down the list a few notches when compared to my wallet and keeping the terrorist wolves at bay.
44 posted on 05/09/2011 4:39:24 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Melas
What was arrogant about my post? I admittedly don’t care for her, but last I knew that wasn’t arrogant.

" She's supported by the non-elite. Sniff.

45 posted on 05/09/2011 4:41:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: rintense
College educated...loves guns and Sarah... why if I weren't 412 years old, didn't have crossed eyes (born on Wednesday, looking a Sunday in both directions), four noses and a wife... ;-)

LLS

46 posted on 05/09/2011 4:44:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you like that... and I certainly did... check out this link and enjoy!

http://www.mytrailerpark.com/

LLS


47 posted on 05/09/2011 4:48:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: Melas

IIRC, it’s a theatre in Northern Europe, but it is real.


48 posted on 05/09/2011 4:50:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: LibLieSlayer

LOL! You’re hilarious!


49 posted on 05/09/2011 5:00:05 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Cicero

Being smarter than Jay Carney doesn’t require a Harvard degree; breathing oxygen qualifies.


50 posted on 05/09/2011 5:09:58 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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