A nation divided

Sure, we’ll have the exit poll data soon enough, but these cross-tabs from the aggregated last 18 days (i.e., very small margin of error) of the ABC/Washington Post tracking poll are going to tell pretty much the same story.  Nothing all that new here, but interesting nonetheless:

Things I found interesting…  Pretty substantial gender gap as usual.  And as with most recent elections (2008 a notable exception), men and women choosing different presidents.  Quite a dramatic generation gap in the end categories.  Despite all the fuss over Israel, Jews remain a solidly Democratic bloc.    Race– yep.  But what I thought was most interesting was how much white people are divided by education.  The college gap among whites is just as big as the overall gender gap– 9 points.  I’d also love to see that data by state as I expect there are many states where white college grads are majority Obama voters.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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