So who’s smarter, Democrats or Republicans?
That’s quite the controversial question, of course. According to a blogger at Watchblog.com, though, it seems that Democrats are more educated than Republicans. Or hey, let me rephrase that. People in the “blue states” (states that typically vote Democratic) are collectively more educated than people in the “red states” (states that typically vote Republican).
According to Watchblog.com:
States that voted for Kerry in 2004 had 21 percent more college graduates than states that voted for Bush.[/*]The states that ranked the lowest for high school and college graduates were all red states.[/*]Eight out of 10 of the states that ranked the highest for high school college graduates were blue states. (The number one state, by far, is Colorado — technically a red state because it went for Bush by a small margin, but effectively a “purple” state because it’s become so politically mixed.)[/*][/list]Is this a bunch of hooey, or is there something to this? What do you think?
You can also see the educational background and alma maters of the Republican candidates, John McCainand Sarah Palin, and Democratic candidates, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, to see how they compare.
According to CNN in a poll in 2006. - http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006/pages/results/states/US/H/00/epolls.0.html
VOTE BY EDUCATIONTOTALDemocratRepublicanNo College Degree (55%)53%45%College Graduate (45%)53%46%
"ven though past studies show that women are more liberal than men, and blacks are more liberal than whites, the effect of childhoodintelligence on adult political ideology is twice as large as the effect of either sex or race. So it appears that, as the Hypothesis predicts, more intelligent individuals are more likely to espouse the value of liberalism than less intelligent individuals, possibly because liberalism is evolutionarily novel and conservatism is evolutionarily familiar." - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201003/why-liberals-are-more-intelligent-conservatives
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