The “Education Gap” in Choices by White Democrats

Posted April 29, 2008 at 10:21am

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.