Blowing Up A Democratic Meme: The Most Educated States Voted For Obama


This chart, which supposedly shows that all smart people voted for Obama, has been popping up all over the place.

Of course, since we have exit poll data, we don’t have to look at states and take wild guesses about whom the people with college degrees voted for in 2012.

In actuality, Romney won Americans with college degrees 51%-49%, while Obama won those without college degrees 51%-49% and Americans with post-grad degrees 55%-45%. So, in other words, it’s a split. The most educated and least educated voters went for Obama while, contrary to the impression that chart would give you, the majority of Americans with college degrees went for Romney.

Related Articles

2

Some Texas Schools Teaching Boston Tea Party Was Terrorism

It has been revealed that some Texas schools were teaching that the Boston Tea Party, an event widely understood as

22

Immigration Is Also A Key Issue In 2012

Despite his moderate character, Mitt Romney could be the most conservative candidate we’ve had on immigration in over a decade.

11

Union Rules: Teachers Paid Not to Teach

Here is yet another story where union members undergoing disciplinary procedures can sometimes spend years being paid their full salary