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In Pew Research Center’s August survey, registered voters with a college degree or more education favor Clinton over Trump by 23 percentage points (52% Clinton vs. 29% Trump) in a four-way contest that included Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson (supported by 11% of voters with at least a college degree) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (4%).

By contrast, voters who do not have a college degree were more divided in their preferences: 41% backed Trump, 36% Clinton, 9% Johnson and 5% Stein.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/15/educational-divide-in-vote-preferences-on-track-to-be-wider-than-in-recent-elections/

Is there any wider correlation that further/higher education is correlated with voting in favour of primarily liberal or progressive policies and do lesser educated voters favour Conservative candidates and viewpoints?

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    Related (cross-site near-dupe): skeptics.stackexchange.com/a/14990/1044 – user4012 Mar 20 '17 at 14:55
  • This Q is based on incomplete data. Statistically significant numbers of urban voters without degrees are blameless victims of wholesale voter suppression, and therefore Pew does not count them, which rural-ly skews Pew's stats and tends to discolor any national conclusions drawn from those stats. – agc Mar 21 '17 at 16:22

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