Monday, May 9, 2011

Gallup Poll: Romney's GOP Supporters Tilt Upscale; Palin's, Downscale

Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%. Similarly, Romney's support climbs from 9% of Republicans earning less than $24,000 annually to 21% of those earning $90,000 or more. The reverse is true for Sarah Palin, who is favored by nearly twice as many Republicans without a college degree as those with one, 16% vs. 9%, and her support decreases by income from 22% among the lowest income group to 7% among the highest.
Results are based on telephone interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking April 15-20, March 18-22, and Feb. 18-20, 2011, with a random sample of at least 1,000 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, at each of these time periods.
For results based on the total aggregate sample of 3,304 Republicans, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.
The full story is HERE.


Revolution 2012 said...

Now the question is, Which group votes more than the other?

Anonymous said...

IMO Mr. Romney will be able to win over the lower income, less educated segment, however, I don't think Palin has a chance to win over the middle to high income and higher educated segment. In fact, I don't even think she will run.

Romney 2012!

Anonymous said...

The more educated a person is, the more likely he or she is to vote, even when controlled for other factors such as income and class that are closely associated with education level. Income has some effect independently: wealthier people are more likely to vote.

Romney 2012!

Dummies4Palin said...

I don't believe that.
I'm smart!
I like Palin!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there will be all kinds of talk about money and elitist and so on. However, people who are better educated are more likely to gravitate toward Romney because he speaks more like the college-educated man he is. Palin speaks using more populism, and, frankly, bad language. I don't think we need to do much psychoanalysis to realize that the way candidates speak influences the way people see them and who their primary supporters are.