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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rich folks are Republicans

Apparently there's been a misconception floating around about wealth and political party preference. Well, actually it's more like a bold-faced lie by many conservative commentators.

Paul Krugman has the data: rich folks vote Republican and poor folks vote Democratic. This income-related pattern has also become stronger in the past 40 years.

1 comment:

rick said...

"Rich folks are Republicans"

About 63% of them are (according to these data).

Similarly:
"Americans are overweight"

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm

It's easy to forget that 1/3 of the population in question is a sizable minority.