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« on: April 06, 2013, 11:51:57 am »

Give out a guess into how many people working in these industries voted in 2012.

Coal mining
Oil and Gas
Broadcast media (TV/Radio)
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers)
Higher education
Medical (Doctors, Nurses)
Military
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Commercial airlines
Religious clergy
Film
Professional sporting
Construction
IT/Tech
Tourism
Fishing
Law
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives)
EMTs
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 12:39:22 pm »

Coal mining -Romney
Oil and Gas -Romney
Broadcast media (TV/Radio) -Tossup
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers) -Tossup
Higher education-Obama
 Medical (Doctors, Nurses) -Tossup
Military -Romney
Logging -Romney
Commercial airlines-Romney
 Religious clergy -Romney
Film-Obama
 Professional sporting -Romney
Construction -Romney
IT/Tech -Obama
Tourism-Obama
 Fishing -Romney
Law Law Enforcement (Police, detectives) -Romney
EMTs-Obama
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 02:57:12 pm »

Coal mining: Romney
Oil and Gas: Romney
Broadcast media (TV/Radio): Tossup
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers): Tossup
Higher education: Obama
Medical (Doctors, Nurses): Lean Obama
Military: Romney
Logging: Romney
Commercial airlines: Lean Romney
Religious clergy: Romney
Film: Obama
Professional sporting: Lean Romney
Construction: Romney
IT/Tech: Lean obama
Tourism: Tossup
Fishing: Romney
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives): Romney
EMTs: Obama
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 06:29:52 pm »

My guess here is:

Coal mining - Romney
Oil and Gas - Romney
Broadcast media (TV/Radio) - Tossup
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers) - Lean Obama
Higher education - Obama
Medical (Doctors, Nurses) - Lean Obama
Military - Romney
Logging - Romney
Commercial airlines - Romney
Religious clergy - Romney
Film - Obama
Professional sporting - Tossup 
Construction - Lean Romney
IT/Tech - Obama
Tourism - Obama
Fishing - Romney
Law - Tossup
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives) - Romney
EMTs - Lean Obama

I'm surprised people would think Journalists would be Tossups. I was expecting a lot of "Obama" guesses on that one.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 08:15:55 am »

Coal mining
Oil and Gas

Broadcast media (TV/Radio)
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers)
Higher education 

Medical (Doctors)
Medical (Nurses)
Military
Logging
Commercial airlines
Religious clergy

Film
Construction
IT/Tech
Tourism
Fishing
Law
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives)
EMTs
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 10:06:24 am »

Coal mining - R
Oil and Gas - R
Broadcast media (TV/Radio) - D
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers) - D
Higher education - D
Medical (Doctors, Nurses) - D
Military - R
Logging - R
Commercial airlines - R
Religious clergy - D
Film - D
Professional sporting - Tossup
Construction - R
IT/Tech - D
Tourism - D
Fishing - R
Law - D
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives) - R
EMTs - D
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 07:58:05 am »


Explain. I doubt this guess.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 09:40:16 am »

Coal mining
Oil and Gas

Broadcast media (TV/Radio)
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers)
Higher education
Medical (Doctors, Nurses)
Military
Logging
Commercial airlines
Religious clergy
Film
Professional sporting
Construction
IT/Tech
Tourism
Fishing
Law
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives)
EMTs
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 11:13:03 am »


lol mistake
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 11:33:03 pm »

Coal mining: Romney
Oil and Gas: Romney
Broadcast media (TV/Radio): Obama
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers): Obama
Higher education: Obama
Medical (Doctors, Nurses): Nurses probably went for Obama; doctors probably lean Romney
Military: lean Romney, but not as heavily Republican as they once were
Logging: Romney (just about anything involving natural resource extraction goes to Romney)
Commercial airlines: Obama; very unionized industry that has often relied on government assistance; even management/executives might lean towards Obama compared to executives in other industries
Religious clergy: depends on the religion and the denomination
Film: Obama
Professional sporting: coaches and owners for Romney; as for the players, NBA strongly Obama, NFL strongly Obama, MLB probably a toss-up, NHL probably a toss-up (too many white guys)
Construction: the workers themselves voted for Obama; the contractors and subcontractors are a tossup (the white ones went for Romney; the nonwhite ones didn't)
IT/Tech: software engineers for Obama (the Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc folks); service and support and sales likely for Romney
Tourism: Obama
Fishing: Romney
Law: Obama
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives): Obama
EMTs: mostly white males with "some college", therefore Romney
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 12:05:12 am »
« Edited: May 16, 2013, 12:10:12 am by So the Heroes Fall »

IT/Tech: software engineers for Obama (the Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc folks); service and support and sales likely for Romney

Just about any lower end of middle class income service occupation that probably has people a bit more educated (even if college dropouts or "taking a break") and younger than normal is going to be for Obama. My workplace was somewhere around 80-90% for Obama and broke into impromptu applause once the passage of the gay marriage bill in the State Senate was announced. Tongue Also call centers tend to employ a lot of minorities.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 09:21:52 pm »

IT/Tech: software engineers for Obama (the Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc folks); service and support and sales likely for Romney

Just about any lower end of middle class income service occupation that probably has people a bit more educated (even if college dropouts or "taking a break") and younger than normal is going to be for Obama. My workplace was somewhere around 80-90% for Obama and broke into impromptu applause once the passage of the gay marriage bill in the State Senate was announced. Tongue Also call centers tend to employ a lot of minorities.

Hewlett Packard has a lot of its sales, marketing and distribution departments headquartered in Houston (along with the remnants of Compaq that was there when they got bought out). I know many people who work in the "business side" of HP as a result. Making comparisons vertically in an organization isn't always helpful because of the income effect. Of course Obama will do better in the call center than in the C-suite. But if you compare the software engineers who make an upper-middle class income to the sales and marketing people who also make an upper-middle class income, the software engineers will have more Obama voters than the marketing and sales people.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2013, 10:28:30 pm »

Well when you talk about "sales and support" I'm thinking of ground level people. And it's pretty clear that the Geek Squad and Apple Store employees aren't mostly voting Romney.
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2013, 05:02:35 pm »

Well when you talk about "sales and support" I'm thinking of ground level people. And it's pretty clear that the Geek Squad and Apple Store employees aren't mostly voting Romney.

They'll be pretty Democratic, since they're working near (NOT at) minimum wage from what I've been told.
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2013, 05:05:23 pm »

NHL probably a toss-up (too many white guys)

The majority of them are Canadian citizens so they really couldn't vote.
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 05:54:16 pm »

My guesses:


Coal mining - Romney
Oil and Gas - Romney
Broadcast media (TV/Radio) - Tossup
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers) - Tossup
Higher education - Obama
Medical (Doctors, Nurses) - Slightly Romney
Military - Romney
Logging - Romney
Commercial airlines - Romney
Religious clergy - Romney
Film - Obama
Professional sporting - Tossup (I can't decide on any individual sport either, except for NASCAR, which probably went for Romney.)
Construction - Romney
IT/Tech - Obama
Tourism - Obama
Fishing - Romney
Law - Obama
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives) - Romney
EMTs - Romney
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013, 12:38:58 am »

Coal mining  - Romney
Oil and Gas  - Romney
Broadcast media (TV/Radio) - lean Romney
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers) - tossup
Higher education - Obama
Medical (Doctors, Nurses) - lean Obama
Military - tossup
Logging - lean Romney
Commercial airlines -  lean Romney
Religious clergy - Romney
Film - lean Obama
Professional sporting - lean Obama
Construction - tossup
IT/Tech - Obama
Tourism - lean Obama
Fishing  - Romney
Law - lean Obama
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives) - Romney
EMTs - tossup
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 12:46:44 am »
« Edited: July 02, 2013, 12:49:16 am by Be Revolutionary Till Death »

Well when you talk about "sales and support" I'm thinking of ground level people. And it's pretty clear that the Geek Squad and Apple Store employees aren't mostly voting Romney.

They'll be pretty Democratic, since they're working near (NOT at) minimum wage from what I've been told.

Erm no. More like near double minimum wage. Which is still not rich or enough to benefit from Republican economic policies of course, but certainly not near minimum wage.
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2013, 01:19:40 am »

Most industries and sectors vote Republican. There are a lot of Democrats who stay at home and don't have to work due to large incomes or they're on welfare and food stamps. Working leads to conservatism. I've worked in grocery, retail, sales, fast food, construction, and office buildings. I have yet to find a liberal base of employees at any job I've ever had.
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2013, 09:27:34 am »

Most industries and sectors vote Republican. There are a lot of Democrats who stay at home and don't have to work due to large incomes or they're on welfare and food stamps. Working leads to conservatism. I've worked in grocery, retail, sales, fast food, construction, and office buildings. I have yet to find a liberal base of employees at any job I've ever had.
There are also a lot of Republicans that don't work in the a/m sectors, as they are housewives.  Female professionals overwhelmingly voted Obama. Considering the gender gap, I think it is quite likely that the medical and airline industries leaned Obama, probably alongside sectors that are not on the list such as retail and beauty/wellness.
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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2013, 05:19:21 pm »

Most industries and sectors vote Republican. There are a lot of Democrats who stay at home and don't have to work due to large incomes or they're on welfare and food stamps. Working leads to conservatism. I've worked in grocery, retail, sales, fast food, construction, and office buildings. I have yet to find a liberal base of employees at any job I've ever had.

That is a total lie.
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2013, 09:21:26 pm »

Most industries and sectors vote Republican. There are a lot of Democrats who stay at home and don't have to work due to large incomes or they're on welfare and food stamps. Working leads to conservatism. I've worked in grocery, retail, sales, fast food, construction, and office buildings. I have yet to find a liberal base of employees at any job I've ever had.
There are also a lot of Republicans that don't work in the a/m sectors, as they are housewives.  Female professionals overwhelmingly voted Obama. Considering the gender gap, I think it is quite likely that the medical and airline industries leaned Obama, probably alongside sectors that are not on the list such as retail and beauty/wellness.


Voter turnout in retail is very low. Did the medial field really vote for Obama? Age gaps are something to consider with the female vote altogether. Single women voted for Obama at a much higher rate than married women and single women tend to be younger than married women. I'm not sure the Democrats have the lock on women they claim to as much as they do with young and single women.
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2013, 10:04:17 pm »

Coal mining - Romney, but had been a 70-30 D demo within my living memory
Oil and Gas - Romney
Broadcast media (TV/Radio) - Obama
Journalist Publications (Blogs, Newspapers) - Obama
Higher education - Obama
Medical (Doctors, Nurses) - Romney
Military - Romney
Logging - Romney
Commercial airlines - Obama (heavily unionized)
Religious clergy - Romney
Film - Obama
Professional sporting - Obama, but racial minorities significantly more GOP than nationally
Construction - Obama (including day laborers)
IT/Tech - Obama
Tourism - Romney
Fishing - Romney
Law - Obama (trial lawyers are the main source of individual donations for the Democratic Party)
Law Enforcement (Police, detectives) - Romney
EMTs - Dunno, would guess Obama
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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2013, 10:50:15 pm »

Most industries and sectors vote Republican. There are a lot of Democrats who stay at home and don't have to work due to large incomes or they're on welfare and food stamps. Working leads to conservatism. I've worked in grocery, retail, sales, fast food, construction, and office buildings. I have yet to find a liberal base of employees at any job I've ever had.

That is a total lie.

We can debate it all day and because we have different ideologies, we won't ever agree and there's nothing wrong with that.
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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2013, 12:00:57 am »

Most industries and sectors vote Republican. There are a lot of Democrats who stay at home and don't have to work due to large incomes or they're on welfare and food stamps. Working leads to conservatism. I've worked in grocery, retail, sales, fast food, construction, and office buildings. I have yet to find a liberal base of employees at any job I've ever had.

That is a total lie.

We can debate it all day and because we have different ideologies, we won't ever agree and there's nothing wrong with that.

We'll never agree, that's true. But there's no doubt political views have nothing to do with your work ethic.
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