Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wealthier Voters Prefer Clinton Over Trump This Year

These charts are from a new Bloomberg Politics Purple Insights Poll. The survey was done between September 16th and 19th of a national sample of 600 voters making $100,000 a year or more. The survey has a margin of error of 4 points.

The poll shows Hillary Clinton has a four point lead over Donald Trump among wealthy voters -- a group that normally votes for Republican presidential candidates, and who backed Romney over Obama by 10 points in the 2012 election.

That's pretty amazing, especially considering that this group thinks Trump would have a more positive effect on their own financial prospects (see bottom chart). That means a sizable chunk of these voters are so afraid of a Trump presidency that they are willing to vote against their own financial interests.

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