There has been a lot of talk about Donald Trump’s huge advantage over Hillary Clinton when it comes to white men, but the latest Fox News poll shows that white men with a college education actually prefer the Democratic nominee.
According to the poll, Clinton leads Trump among white males with a college degree by six points – the same as her overall margin over Trump – while the Republican nominee has a near-40 point lead among white men without any college education.
Education gap among white men is tremendous in Fox News poll: Clinton +6 with college degreed white men. Trump +38 w/ non-college white men.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) October 18, 2016
Trump’s massive lead among uneducated white men is the only reason he still leads Clinton among men overall by just seven points.
— Fox News Poll (@foxnewspoll) October 18, 2016
The media will likely to continue to frame this as a question of gender, but it seems clear that the level of education voters have is a huge, perhaps even larger, factor. Voters with lower levels of education support Trump, while those with college degrees support Clinton.
Among women, the contest isn’t even close as the Democratic nominee has a 17-point advantage – no surprise there.
Still, the latest Fox News poll shows that education may actually be playing a bigger role in this election than gender, and white men actually do prefer Clinton over the unfit Republican nominee – if they’re educated, that is.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.