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This article was published by the institute of political research in Georgia in 2012. The article is based on fact checking the claim that one of its political analyst, Larry Sabato, made in his research for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The claim that Sabato made was "The higher the education level, the more likely they are to vote Democratic”. Therefore, the institute of political research in Georgia decided to fact check the veracity of such a claim. Since the institution that was doing the research is based on the state of Georgia they decided to compare voters nationwide against Georgia’s voters which are conservative, whites with really strong ties the Republican Party. Sabato in his research used data based on the 2008 exit polls in which the 44% identified as college graduates. One of the findings in Sabato’s research was that among the 44% Obama had an 8%-point advantage over then-republican candidate John McCain. And the gap between these candidates increased even more among those who had a post-graduate degree with Obama leading with 18% advantage.
The article also made a reference to a research published by The Pew Research Center in 2012 the finding of this research were that the Lower-income and less educated whites also have shifted substantially toward the Republican Party since 2008." Among whites without a college degree, the GOP now holds a 54 percent to 37 percent advantage among non-college whites, who were split about evenly four years ago. The partisanship of white college graduates, by contrast, has not changed, the analysis found.
However, even though these research show a clearly shift of the vote when they are attached to education it is also true that the same rule does not apply to all states. For instance, in Georgia and in Deep South in general The GOP and still has a stronghold on the white voters, regardless of the education.…...

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