Skip to comments.Palin Support Limited Among Wealthy, College-Educated Republicans (here comes MSM talking points)
Posted on 11/24/2010 6:12:30 PM PST by dselig
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, is among the more natural populist politicians of our time, frequently critiquing elites in the press, the Democratic Party, and the Republican establishment. It is one of the reasons along with her working-class background and the sense of authenticity that she can often convey that she is so popular with some voters.
One potential problem for Ms. Palin, however, is that plenty of well-to-do and well-educated voters those whom we might think of as belonging to the elite will be participating in the Republican primaries.
Three recent surveys of Republican primary voters suggest significant divides in support for Ms. Palin based on the educational attainment of the voter. A poll released this morning by Marist College show Ms. Palin as the first choice of 17 percent of Republicans who have not graduated from college, giving her a slight lead among that group. But her support is just 7 percent among Republican college graduates, which placed her fifth behind Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingirch and Chris Christie.
A Quinnipiac poll, likewise, finds Ms. Palin with the support of 22 percent of Republicans who have not graduated from college, but of 10 percent of those who have. A CNN poll, meanwhile using a slightly different criterion that focuses on whether voters attended college, whether or not they graduated from it finds Ms. Palin drawing 20 percent of Republican voters who havent attended college, but only 9 percent of those who have.
The candidate whose numbers move in an opposite direction from Ms. Palin is Mitt Romney. On average over the three surveys, he had the support of 15 percent of no college voters, but 25 percent of Republicans with higher levels of educational attainment.
(Excerpt) Read more at fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com ...
As I recall, college types preferred Obama as well.
What am I? Chopped liver? I have a Master’s degree..and I am a Palin supporter!!!!!
Calling Pissant (and all PDS-afflicted on FR)....jump right in here.
Calling Pissant (and all PDS-afflicted on FR)....jump right in here.
Bull. I’ve got two college degrees and am working on a masters degree. I like Palin.
More divide and conquer crap. Many of us are educated well enough to see right through it, MSM.
sad, hope it is a lie
Rush Limbaugh called this on his radio show on Monday. The new tack for the mainstream media is to define Palin supporters as ‘redneck no nothings’ and marginalize their support (after some Washington Post article this week insulted Bristol Palin in the same fashion)
How come these pollsters never poll me..I am college educated, I have a college degree and I support Sarah Palin..these Obama kiss assers in the media can stuff it
Why does Affirmative Action admission count as educated?
Got a breakdown for the country as a whole, tea partiers included?
Aside from the fact that the poll results are probably pure horsespit; how interesting!
I am not a GOP backstabber. ... I pay others to do it.
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts. in some polls, days prior to the election.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney
guided by his business partner, George Soros, had
Parker, Frum, and the rest of TeamROMNEY
attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008 to the DNC.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"
"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."
This retired lawyer things Mitt would make a good Secretary of Commerce in a Palin administration.
Count me in as well. College educated (many years!) and a firm ‘Cuda supporter!
I have a masters degree, my income is top 10% and I support Sarah. Would you expect any other poll results from the NY Slimes?
I think these media drones are getting poll numbers out of their asses. They should poll the people that I know, ALL college educated, and they ALL support Sarah Palin
I have two degrees, do I get two votes?
I have a college degree and I suppport Palin!
Romney praises Obama again
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president
for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
Perhaps this is new rally sign material. . .
I’ve got a masters degree — and I support Sarah Palin!
Gawd, NYT — why don’t you just blow, already.
I have a masters degree and I will not support Romney (just like Odumbo),Huckabee go back to Arkanasas, Gingrich is washed up hasbeen. barbour can stay in Mississippi, he is worthless. seems if you support Palin you must only be a a redneck whom clings to guns and religion.
I have two degrees as well. Wonder though if Palin’t 25% of the unwashed outnumbers Romeey’s % of the edumacated.
Well, why are you pushing their talking points, Noob?
Hey, with God’s help I survived Harvard, got my PhD, and I really like Palin.
And Romney is a lying jerk.
Why is Romney popular with the supposedly educated crowd? Romney is Harvard MBA and Harvard Law. He has the credentials that foolish people think are important.
Can we PLEASE purge these Ivy League twerps from American society, and by extension, American politics? These Ivy League clowns (regardless of party) have led us to the precipice of financial ruin and devastation with their hubris and solipsism. Their track record is abundantly clear. We can no longer afford their sort of “education” and “gravitas.”
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs said f college.
LOL! It depends on the definition of 'well-to-do' but we fit the bill and worked for every inch of it and support Sarah! What an idiotic statement in this article.
Until I start seeing stories about the FREAKS currently in infesting the Democrat party the clown media can talk to the hand.
ha ha. Me too!
Btw, the NY Times sucks and no, I did not learn that in college.
“the sense of authenticity that she can often convey “
Not an elephant in his room but a donkey in his brain.
He doesn’t even know he went twelve miles to take a ferry over a river and walked twelve miles back on the other side to avoid stepping straight across the creek.
The so-called "Blue Blood" Republicans may indeed be inclined to a degree of elitism, but no where nearly so much as the most moderate democrat. The less often we join in the debates fostered and headlined by the democrat media the better off we'll be. There's plenty of time to have internal battles after every RINO and democrat is out of power and we're in control of the Senate, the House, and the Presidency.
Until then, we have to keep our noses to the grindstone taking over the local party machinery and let RINOs and "blue bloods" get with the program or become a marginalized minority within the party. If they can't deal with not being the driving force within the party they'll either have to start a new republocrat party or become democrat, and if they become democrat they need banished from public life forever along with the rest of the fascist democrat scum.
Let the NYT and the other democrat propaganda organs thrash about trying to gain traction with their attempts to generate distracting internal strife. Don't give them the satisfaction of joining in the battles they pick for us to fight against one another.
I have a Masters in EE and an MBA and I'm a Palin supporter, so nanner nanner!
Oh my god, I cannot believe that you would buy this $hit!
Well, I’d like to know of any candidate — what did you DO with your degree?
Did you run out and claim to be a moonbat community agitator/organizer? Or did you run a business, a State perhaps, and actually do something productive?
That is the question!
Seems a little early to even have this kind of poll....I haven’t decided...but if it were today, among those on the list....THIS MBA would choose Palin.
Well, I’m not wealthy, but I am college-educated, and I’m a Palin supporter. And...apparently unlike the graphic artists and editors at the New York Times...I can spell “Gingrich”.
If “wealthy” means in the top 7% income distribution, and if “college-educated” means a graduate degree, then I qualify. But I support Palin!
Oh, yeah, and Nate Silver, the writer. Can’t forget him.
Nice work, fellas. It’s not that hard a name to remember.
I guess what you are is not an elitist. As well, not someone who resents another’s possible ascendency to the Presidency withOUT a higher degree; after all it’s darn hard work to get an advanced degree dammit! Palin MUST be stupid if she doesn’t have one, plus she can’t join my academic snob club!! That’s got to be it. You must be a wonderful, humble, person!
Their motto ought to be:
"Carrying the Water for the Communists, and Their Useful Idiots, for 80 Years"
"We Hate America, and the concept of a Constitutional Republic. Let your 'Betters' Lead You ('you unwashed proles')"
Do elites vote in the primaries?
I’ve always been of the impression such elections are beneath them.
Funny, Palin has close to 100% support in my work arena....and the lowest education level there is a MS (that’s master of SCIENCE, not basket weaving)...which probably explains why we like her.