Party preference and wealth

Bob, this one’s for your brother. Thanks for the topic. It was fun!
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When I was researching this, I saw one survey that depicted the rich as predominantly Republican. Except they defined rich as being any family with a net worth over $150,000, which is totally bogus.

$150,000 may sound like a fortune to a college student, but it isn’t all that much in the real world. Net worth means the value of all of a family’s assets minus their liabilities. A responsible, lives-within-their-means, two-income, middle class couple does not have to have been working all that many years before they’ve built up $150,000 or more in equity in their home, savings and pension funds.

Surveys that looked at political affiliation for those whose net worths are over a million, over 10 million and over 30 million give a much more realistic picture of which economic strata lean toward which political party. And it does not support the Democrat myth of greedy rich Republicans by any means.

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9 responses to “Party preference and wealth

  1. GP

    Love these charts!This is what I have been saying for years.
    How about the Forbes top twenty richest Americans. Last I looked, excluding the Walton family, most were dems.
    I am using a old email. Will see if my posts clear now.

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  2. Wow, Chrissy, when I ask you a question, you really go all-out with the answer! 🙂

    (For the rest of you, this was in response to a question I asked Chrissy on behalf of my brother, who is in the midst of a discussion with some liberal over which party is actually the party of the rich. The liberal insists it’s the Republicans [of course], and my brother asked me if I had any information that would refute the claim. I didn’t, so I asked Chrissy, and this post is the result.)

    Thanks, Chrissy — our one-woman research department. 🙂

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      It was a GREAT question. Very pertinent and with a clear, easy to understand answer. Dearest was so excited, he printed out the graphics to post at GOP HQ.

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  3. From my post Grassroots vs. Astroturf
    January 12, 2010

    The Democrat[ic Socialist]s always like to pretend that they are the “party of the little guy”. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

    Even back in the 2004 election cycle, I noticed that a site called Fundrace.org really liked to display the “Money Index” when in late 2003 the leaders were:

    GrassRoots Index
    Who gets small contributions from all over America?
    #1 Howard Dean

    Devotion Index
    Who inspires repeat giving and financial sacrifice?
    #1 John Edwards

    FatCats Index
    Who gets large contributions from the wealthiest Americans?
    #1 George W Bush

    They didn’t like it when, once the race was just Kerry and Bush, the results were:

    GrassRoots Index
    Who gets small contributions from all over America?
    #1 George W Bush

    Devotion Index
    Who inspires repeat giving and financial sacrifice?
    #1 George W Bush

    FatCats Index
    Who gets large contributions from the wealthiest Americans?
    #1 John F Kerry

    Those results didn’t fit their agenda, so they removed the link to that page from the main page (and any other page). But, since I had bookmarked the URL, I could still get to it directly.

    Who was behind that? Well, it’s very interesting to see that if you type “www.fundrace.org” in your browser, it now takes you to “http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/”

    Isn’t that special?

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