The “Education Gap” in Choices by White Democrats
Gallup has trolled through its April data and further confirmed the “education gap” among white voters favoring either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Voters with less than a college degree go for Clinton by 56 percent to 35 percent while those with a college degree or higher favor Obama 56 percent to 37 percent.
These overall figures break down different ways among different age groups.
– **The 18-to-34 group:**White voters with less than a college degree favor Obama 54 percent to 40 percent. Those with a college degree or higher favor Obama 63 percent to 32 percent.
– **The 35-to-54 group:** Overall, Clinton leads 59 percent to 32 percent among those without a college degree while Obama leads 58 percent to 35 percent among more educated voters. Drilling down further, Clinton leads 56 to 34 percent among white voters who have less than a college degree, but are employed, and 68 percent to 28 percent among those who are unemployed. Obama’s margin over Clinton among those with a college degree or higher, plus a job, is 57 percent to 35 percent, and 65 percent to 31 percent for those without a job.
– **Voters over 55:** Clinton’s margin grows to 60 percent to 29 percent among those with less than a college degree. Obama leads those with a college degree by 50 percent to 43 percent.