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Subject:  Re: The Working Class Date:  11/13/2012  3:04 PM
Author:  alchook Number:  110889 of 176619

Folks with postgraduate degrees in general voted overwhelmingly for Obama.

He got 55% of that vote, a solid majority for sure. Whether it is overwhelming is, I suppose, in the eye of the beholder. It certainly isn't nearly as impressive as his success with high-school dropouts, who preferred him 2-1 over Romney.

But again, I'd be interested in how that demographic breaks down. Postgraduate degree holders are a rather diverse lot. Some can be very well paid (physicians, some attorneys, MBA's). Others aren't. Some work in highly competitive markets and assume a significant financial risk. Others, such as university professors, can exist in an environment most of us think of as almost surreal, with jobs all but guaranteed indefinitely regardless of performance and a retirement financed by defined benefit plans.

I'm curious as to how who voted for who.
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