Eggheads donate to Obama and businesspersons donate to Romney

Via The Monkeycage blog via Open Secrets:

 

Just to emphasize the note at the bottom of the graphic: this is showing where each candidate’s top donors work, not which companies are donating the most to the candidates.

The general trend seems to be that smart people are donating to President Obama while rich people are donating to Governor Romney.

This is, of course, an over-generalization, as being smart and rich are not mutually exclusive (indeed, they are highly correlated). However, the figure displayed above is interesting nonetheless.

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One response to “Eggheads donate to Obama and businesspersons donate to Romney

  1. It’s not “smart v rich”, it’s “think for a living v rip people off with financial schemes for a living.”

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