By Tim Montgomerie
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I spotted this yesterday on the Washington Post's 'WonkBlog':
"Consider this poll question: “When you think of people who are Democrats, what type of person comes to mind?” About 38 percent of respondents selected words like “working class,” “middle class,” and “common people” while only 1 percent selected words like “rich” or “wealthy.” The opposite was true when asked about Republicans: 31 percent picked words like “wealthy” and “business executive” while only 6 percent chose “working class” and its kindred.
Or consider a second series of poll questions. When asked which party would be “better for” different groups, 51 percent said that Democrats were better for the poor versus 22 percent who said that of Republicans (the rest said that the parties were about the same or that they were not sure). And 39 percent said that Democrats were better for the middle class versus 31 percent who said that of Republicans. By contrast, most (54 percent) said that the Republicans were better for Wall Street; only 13 percent said this of Democrats."