But it's the supporters of those candidates who cement these negative images. It's bad enough that they're falling for those spiels, but these groups are even attacking others at campaign events. And if those incidents alone don't convince you that the Trump-ets and Cruz Crusaders aren't very intelligent, then check out this new analysis.
GoodCall, a data mine that provides information on college scholarships and for no cost, recently released its analysis of how educated each presidential candidate's supporters are. And when it comes to Cruz and Trump fans, those folks pale in educational achievement to supporters of the rest of the slate.
The second chart of this graph shows, from the congressional districts each candidate won in the primaries so far, how many of the voters were without any college degree. (These charts will be updated following other primaries, please note. Don't forget to check back.)
The supporters of that same dark-horse Republican are similar in educational achievement to those of a particular Democratic candidate, too, which GoodCall's Carrie Wiley says is a “surprising trend.”
“Kasich’s supporting districts share a similar educational attainment rate with Clinton’s.”
GoodCall’s second series of charts show where each candidates’ support is most concentrated. In other words, in the to-date primaries, exactly how well did they do in congressional districts with high rates of college graduates?
When viewing the next graph, you’ll see Trump and Cruz leading districts that have low percentages of college graduates. Other candidates lead in districts with higher presence of higher educated voters. For example, Sanders leads districts in which 21-to-25 percent of the population have bachelor’s degrees. (The second chart of the group directly compares data on Sanders to Trump's.)
In this next chart, which compares congressional districts won by Republican candidates to those won by Democratic candidates, you'll see the percentage of voters with bachelor's degrees.
So far – with exceptions only in the established-red states of Utah, Oklahoma, and Mississippi – the districts won by Democrats have more college graduates. Move your cursor over each state to see the specific data.
So maybe those particular voters should go back to school? They could even use GoodCall's service in search of a scholarship!