Are Trump supporters educated

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by AlliFlowers, Mar 12, 2016.

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Where do you fit?

  1. I support Trump. and I am a h.s. grad.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. I support Trump and I have a 2 year degree.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. I support Trump and I have a 4 year degree.

    10.0%
  4. I support Trump and I have an advanced degree.

    20.0%
  5. I oppose Trump and I am a h.s. grad.

    7.5%
  6. I oppose Trump and I have a 2 year degree.

    10.0%
  7. I oppose Trump and I have a 4 year degree.

    25.0%
  8. I oppose Trump and I have an advanced degree.

    27.5%
  1. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I'm now genuinely curious.

    If you support Trump, what is your level of education?
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Education does not always = intelligence
    Trump supporters are pissed,that's for sure
     
  3. Meister Suspended

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    because an advanced degree in chemistry makes you totally understand politics ...

    Ironically I have an advanced degree in the social sciences. Not a PhD though (yet)
     
  4. AlliFlowers thread starter Contributor

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    Not questioning that. It's just Trump's comment on loving the uneducated, and the media's response that his followers are mostly uneducated.

    @Meister An advanced degree in chemistry suggests you can read and comprehend news, and not just accept someone's opinions as fact.
     
  5. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Masters Aerospace Engineering and design cool stuff that breaks the bounds of gravity for a living.

    I wonder what this same poll would say about Democrat voters. Well, not really. Political support is generally ideology driven and has little to do with education. I mean, Obama got elected and the media is stupid so there is that.
     
  6. AlliFlowers thread starter Contributor

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    It does. Notice that it includes both for and against Trump. Because you can't possibly be suggesting that there are Republicans who oppose Trump. /sarcasm
     
  7. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Except your question posed is directed at Trump, so it has bias.
     
  8. steve knight Suspended

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    being a doctor sure made carson think he could be a politician. or trump the business man.
     
  9. Meister Suspended

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    All facts are opinions.

    I have dealt with plenty of people who had no formal education and with people who had PhDs with distinction from Ivy League Universities. And having an advanced degree in anything does not miraculously give you the ability to see through deceptions. It also doesn't make you a better or worse person.

    Trump loves the uneducated, because there are a lot of them and he needs their votes.
     
  10. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    All politicians count on the uneducated because there are a lot of them and they need their votes.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The weird thing about Trump is he is pulling suporters from all over. Smart, dumb, rich, poor. There really is no instruction manual for who Trump supporters are.
     
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    No, facts are facts. They're undeniable things. It's the facts we choose to accept and how we interpret them that's opinion.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 12, 2016 ---
    They do have one thing in common: they're all scared people, riding things out in uncertain times.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Agreed, the earth is round, that's a fact. Hillary is a dirty corrupt politician, that's a fact. People still believe otherwise.
     
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    The biggest issue isn't that Hillary is a dirt, corrupt politician. It's that she's YOUR dirty, corrupt politician, proof of your sides low standards and acceptance for BS. You people will believe anything.

    My guy? He's pretty alright. All the accusations that have been thrown his way concerning his character and dealings are nothing more than baseless attacks by an agenda driven media.
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Our choices for president are dumpster a, or dumpster b.

    And which one when set on fire won't explode to badly.
     
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    This is true of ALL politicians. Let's not pretend it's unique to Trump. Let's also not pretend that the dems are importing permanent democratic voters who are uneducated from Central and South America and parts beyond.

    Voter ID laws aren't about keeping minorities from voting. It's about keeping illegals from voting. Hillary would love to get as many illegals voting as possible.
     
  17. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    This, right here, is a reason why there's a 27% Crazification Factor in the population.
     
  18. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    The New York Times has an article that addresses this very question.

    And:

    The 10 Variables Most Closely Linked to a County’s Support for Donald Trump
    A correlation of 1 means the variable is a perfect indicator of Trump support.* Negative correlations are shown in red.
    VARIABLE CORRELATION
    White, no high school diploma
    0.61
    “Americans”
    Percent reporting ancestry as “American” on the census
    0.57
    Mobile homes
    Percent living in a mobile home
    0.54
    “Old economy” jobs
    Includes agriculture, construction, manufacturing, trade
    0.50
    History of voting for segregationists
    Support for George Wallace (1968)
    0.47
    Labor participation rate
    –0.43
    Born in United States
    0.43
    Evangelical Christians
    0.42
    History of voting for liberal Republicans
    Support for John B. Anderson (1980)
    –0.42
    White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
    Whites with European non-Catholic ancestry

    –0.42

    Your "perfect" Trump voter: An unemployed Evangelical high-school drop-out, living in a trailer.
     
  19. A.Goldberg, Mar 12, 2016
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    I have a Doctor of Pharmacy (6 year PharmD program after high school) with a minor in psych (aquired through summer classes) and a board certification in clinical psychiatric medicine (+2 year residency). Graduated magma cum laude.

    I guess I lean more fiscally conservative, socially moderate. There is no way in hell I'm voting for Trump. I will raise my right hand right now and pledge "absolutely not".
     
  20. 617aircav Suspended

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    The whole point is to make Trump supporters look like racist hicks. Well I'm a non white, immigrant, educated Muslim when will vote for Mt Trump.
     
  21. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Man, for a second I thought you wrote "Cruzification factor". Clicked the link thinking Whiskey Tango Fubar, and realized I'd misread it.

    Or maybe not.
     
  22. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    So you prefer the candidate who is going to continue spending on the welfare and warfare state which will most certainly guarantee our bankruptcy in the future?

    The one who is socially moderate only when it's politically expedient?

    As a hard core libertarian, I'm voting for Trump because it's the closet thing to "None of the Above" there is.
     
  23. XrayTed macrumors regular

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    Oh, I'm sure you are !
    While engaging in cheap innuendo, might want to ask that question only to people from Alabama, then to Hillarys support base.
     
  24. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure about Trump supporters, but look at this Bernie one./s

     
  25. sodapop1 Suspended

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    Good poll but I think you also need to include the most likely option for Trump supporters who never even went to or completed HS. :D
     

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