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Palin Support Limited Among Wealthy, College-Educated Republicans (here comes MSM talking points)
The New York Times ^ | November 24, 2010, 8:44 pm | By NATE SILVER

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 haven’t 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 ...


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1 posted on 11/24/2010 6:12:33 PM PST by dselig
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As I recall, college types preferred Obama as well.


2 posted on 11/24/2010 6:14:35 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: dselig

Bull Obama.


3 posted on 11/24/2010 6:14:40 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: dselig

What am I? Chopped liver? I have a Master’s degree..and I am a Palin supporter!!!!!


4 posted on 11/24/2010 6:15:24 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("Psalm 109:8")
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To: vbmoneyspender

Calling Pissant (and all PDS-afflicted on FR)....jump right in here.


5 posted on 11/24/2010 6:15:56 PM PST 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: vbmoneyspender

Calling Pissant (and all PDS-afflicted on FR)....jump right in here.


6 posted on 11/24/2010 6:16:33 PM PST 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: Da Coyote

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.


7 posted on 11/24/2010 6:16:58 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: dselig

sad, hope it is a lie


8 posted on 11/24/2010 6:17:13 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LiteKeeper

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)


9 posted on 11/24/2010 6:17:29 PM PST by dselig
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10 posted on 11/24/2010 6:18:33 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: dselig

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


11 posted on 11/24/2010 6:19:14 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dselig

Why does Affirmative Action admission count as educated?


12 posted on 11/24/2010 6:19:41 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: dselig

Got a breakdown for the country as a whole, tea partiers included?


13 posted on 11/24/2010 6:19:58 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: dselig

Aside from the fact that the poll results are probably pure horsespit; how interesting!


14 posted on 11/24/2010 6:19:58 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: vbmoneyspender

“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."


"Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on," grumbled one veteran Republican strategist."


"Rove has made no secret of his support for Romney as McCain's VP. "


"Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 (2008, weeks before the election) Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician… I will support him without qualm."


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:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"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."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



15 posted on 11/24/2010 6:19:59 PM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: dselig

This retired lawyer things Mitt would make a good Secretary of Commerce in a Palin administration.

Jack


16 posted on 11/24/2010 6:20:11 PM PST by JackOfVA
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Count me in as well. College educated (many years!) and a firm ‘Cuda supporter!


17 posted on 11/24/2010 6:20:42 PM PST by dselig
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To: dselig

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?


18 posted on 11/24/2010 6:21:19 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: dselig

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


19 posted on 11/24/2010 6:22:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dselig

I have two degrees, do I get two votes?


20 posted on 11/24/2010 6:22:19 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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