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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 10:37 PM
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51. This article says educated supporters will actually hurt him.
http://www.nypress.com/blogx/display_blog.cfm?bid=72091...

Education & Victory Do Not Always Mix
Though he has the most appeal among Democrats with an advanced education, that doesn't mean Barack Obama can win his party's nomination. In fact, it might actually hurt his chances.

A new Gallup Poll shows that while Hillary Clinton leads Obama by a wide margin in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination she is virtually tied with the Illinois senator among college grads. Because of that Obama has been able to match Clinton in the money race, since those college grads would tend to be among the wealthier donors.

Having such highly educated support within the Democratic ranks doesn't mean victory. In fact, other than Al Gore, the Democratic primary candidates that led among that voter group were all soundly defeated without hitting the general election circuit. And the only candidate who had more appeal among the educated than other voters to ever make it out of the primary is Michael Dukakis in 1988. And we know how that worked out."
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