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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rich Going for Hillary—NYT

For John, BLUFAnd Sam Poulten wants to further restrict alternative views?  We will never understand this election, based on the MSM.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

This stunning piece of news was brought to us by Reporter Robert Frank, of The Old Gray Lady.  The dateline is today, 22 October 2016.

Here is the lede plus one:

For the first time in decades, the wealthy are set to deliver a landslide victory for a Democratic presidential candidate.

While polling data on the rich is imprecise given their small population, polls of the top-earning households favor Hillary Clinton over Donald J. Trump two to one.  The July Affluent Barometer survey by Ipsos found that among voters earning more than $100,000 a year — roughly the top 25 percent of households — 45 percent said they planned to vote for Mrs. Clinton, while 28 percent planned to vote for Mr. Trump.  The rest were undecided or planned to vote for another candidate.

Given that the wealthy are such a small percent of the population, I am not sure they are going to "deliver" anything, but the fact is, they do see Mrs Clinton as their candidate.  The reporter tries to spin it that it is because they dislike Mr Trump, but it appears to me that it is because Mrs Clinton favors Wall Street.  Mr Trump, on the other hand, is not so predictable.  He may actually want to follow through on promises to the rust belt and to inner city Black communities.

Here is how the reporter [mis]frames it:

Mr. [Andrew] Gelman said the wealthy naturally favored policies that favor them, and Republican staples like lower taxes and smaller government were preferable than larger government and redistribution of wealth.  “They support policies that benefit their group, because in their view, those are the best policies and best ideas,” he said.
The main stream media continue to miss the story, continue to miss what is going on.

Hat tip to Memeorandum.

Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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