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The Des Moines Register: Are Iowa Democrats dead to voters who lack college degrees?

October 16, 2017


National Democrats gathered in Des Moines last week to try to wrap their heads around why their party got shellacked in the 2016 elections. One conclusion: Democrats have been treating rural and small-town voters like “idiots.”

The next day, a headline in the New York Times read, “Iowa’s Swing to Republicans is a Matter of (Lacking a) Degree.” The central theory posed in the article was that voters without college degrees are turning toward the GOP and away from the Democratic Party.

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