Complaint by Numbers

Who’s voting for Clinton? | May 14, 2008

According to a recent CNN exit poll, it’s uneducated, old women. Harsh as that statement may seem, I’ve got the data to back it up, thanks to West Virginia. 

What I found interesting was that the majority of voters were fairly uneducated. Only 30% of voters had graduated college (including those with a higher degree). The majority of Clinton’s votes came from those who only graduated high school. What’s interesting, is that the table provided shows the breakdown for each group, and the more degrees obtained by a certain individual, the more likely they seemed to vote for Obama. 

Further breakdown, after the jump.

Below is CNN.com’s table from their poll, which I did, in fact, copy-paste to this location (images and all). I like visuals. What fascinates me the most was that while Clinton roped in 75% of those who just graduated college, and Obama only pulled 21% of those voters, the race becomes increasingly closer as the degrees get higher. Voters steadily migrate from the Clinton column to that of Obama until we see that only 51% of voters with a postgraduate degree would vote for Hillary, while 44% would vote for Obama. 

Despite Clinton’s win, which was predicted from the start, and closes the gap with Obama by a mere nine delegates (“closes” really shouldn’t even be used here), it seems that voters still would rather have Obama in the White House than Mrs. Clinton. 

Some food for thought:

  • 81% of voters who said race was important to them voted for Clinton. 
  • 50% of voters think Obama shares “a lot” of views with Reverend Wright (are we really still talking about this guy?). 
  • 24% of people decided their vote in the preceding week, which I guess means campaigning does sway people.
  • More people believe that only Clinton attacked Obama unfairly in her campaign, rather than the other way around. 
  • 62% of voters felt it was “very important,” for Bill to campaign on behalf of his wife, which leads me to believe that most people just want Bill back in the White House.

 

 

 

Vote by Education
             
No High School
(7%)
N/A
N/A
             
H.S. Graduate
(34%)
75%
21%
             
Some College
(29%)
62%
28%
             
College Graduate
(16%)
57%
35%
             
Postgraduate
(14%)
51%
44%

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Great Post!

    Godfather (theslowbleed.com)

    Comment by Godfather — May 14, 2008 @ 8:02 am

  2. Thanks for the comment!

    Comment by Elizabeth — May 14, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

  3. I’m democrat but will NEVER EVER vote for Obama, because:
    1. Obama has never done any job from starting to the end
    2. He is a walkie-talkie
    3. He has no political ideas at all
    4. He was rised by Chicago mafia politicians
    5. His wife Michelle takes bribes
    6. His portfolio is thinner than a sheet
    7. He ruined the party with all those betrayers like Richardson, Pelosi, Kennedy ans so on

    So if Clinton is not chosen or the results are falsified (as Dean & Co try hard) then I vote for Nader or write-in Clinton

    Comment by commentspage — May 14, 2008 @ 5:52 pm


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