GALLUP: College education a differentiator in choosing Clinton vs. Obama


PRINCETON, NJ — Gender and education are both strong predictors of Democrats’ preferences for their party’s presidential nominee.

barack-obama-bw.png  Generally speaking, the more education a Democrat has, the less likely he or she is to support Hillary Clinton, and the more likely to support Barack Obama.

Additionally, women are more likely than men to support Clinton, while men are more likely than women to support Obama.

An aggregate of Gallup Poll Daily election tracking interviews with Democrats, conducted from Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, shows that these two variables combine to become a powerful predictor of a Democrat’s vote.

Among the most highly educated Democrats — those with postgraduate educations — both men and women are more likely to support Obama than Clinton.

Among the least educated — those with no college experience — both men and women are more likely to support Clinton than Obama.

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