Skip to comments.Are Obama Voters Smarter Than Romney Voters?
Posted on 11/12/2012 8:43:41 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
A posting on Gizmodo, a technology weblog that is part of the Gawker Media network, has drawn a lot of attention with a post that purports to show that educated people (and by implication smart people) were more likely to vote for Obama. Titled The Effect of College Education On the Presidential Election, it consists mainly of a graphic showing that the ten best educated states in the country (as measured by the percentage of residents over age 25 with bachelor degrees) all voted for Obama, while nine of the ten worst educated states voted for Romney.
Gizmodo editor Jose Diaz, who posted this material, comments sarcastically, Perhaps theres no correlation. Perhaps it is just a coincidence. Maybe we should ask the next Secretary of Wizardry and Mathemagics, Nate Silver. Whatever the answer is, I just know that I freaking love statistics.
Unfortunately theres no magic here, and Diaz is no Nate Silver. This is a classic instance of what statisticians call the ecological fallacy inferring individual behavior on the basis of aggregated data about a group to which the individual belongs.
As an example of how this works, consider that seven of the ten states with the highest percentage of African Americans voted for Romney, compared to only three that voted for Obama (based on 2009 census data ). Yet no one would infer from this that Romney did unusually well with African American voters.
Similarly, in 2004 the 15 poorest states all voted for George W. Bush, while 9 of the 11 wealthiest states voted for John Kerry. Yet we shouldnt infer that Democrats are the party of the wealthy; in fact, over 60% of voters nationwide with incomes over $200,000 voted for Bush.
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Obama voters become brilliant, intellectual geniuses the very second they pull the lever for the messiah.
It’s true because the press and the school systems have said so.
No, the existence of God is logical. Ipsum esse.
If you on fool stamps you get 0bamaphone!
Love it! With all respect, please consider that golden quote borrowed!
USA, a great idea, good luck keeping it.
Sure. Just ask them.
Which group is most apt to survive the coming Oboma economic meltdown? Those who depend on free handouts that won't be there? College professors who have noting but big words and a pencil to defend themselves? Or those who know how to repair an engine, know how to hunt, have the foresight to understand the value of faith, and have the desire to live and be free?
Nuff said. In the end, the lefts own propaganda that states only the strongest and smartest survive, will eventually be proven right by their own demise.
(Ironic, isn't it?)
That’s most of the appeal, comrade.
The communists have always used this as a recruiting tool.
“All the smart/intellectual/’scientific’ people are marxists, and if you want to be considered smart, you’ll believe like we do.”
Rich states have higher educational levels, fewer dropouts, fewer below poverty level, less pollution, etc, etc.
Imagine how many Germans believed Hitler was smart!
At least one problem with the degree = smarter theory. If one was to look through the catalog of any major university you would find pages and pages of degrees, most of them utterly useless. The handful of “real” degrees (science and engineering) go towards a very small percentage of college grads. The rest are a bunch of indoctrinated lemmings.
Give an 8th grade civics test to your average D&R voters and then see who is better INFORMED.
Yep. He promised them all kinds of new freebies and new "rights."
When the SHTF Oboma will be safely tucked away in a bunker, so why should he care? His ego "won."
re: “MERRY CHRISTMAS...MY FIRST CARD OF THE YEAR...I love Christmas lights. They remind me of the people who voted for Obama. They all hang together; half of them dont work, and the ones that do, arent all that bright. For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not
understand, no explanation is possible.”
Love it!! Thank you for sharing that.
Considering the debt required to get that college degree, Obama voters in that catagory believed that Obama will ‘forgive’ their debts.
FREE College (for them and their kids)
Soon enough they will get what they pay for!
A college education is not necessarily an index depicting higher intelligence. This is due to “equal opportunity;” leftist brainwashing in colleges; a real “dumbing down” of course content in the non-technical courses; grade inflation etc. etc.