November 7, 2019
Democracy and Education
Recent poll on hypothetical matchup:
Biden vs. Trump:
white college grad. 57-41
white non-college grad. 39-57
All informed people of good will would vote for Biden. Most people are people of good will. Less educated people are more susceptible to being conned. A higher percentage of less educated people of good will have been conned by Trump and his allied propagandists.
Then, you might ask, “Why do polls show that African Americans overwhelmingly would vote for Biden, even though (we can assume) they are on average no better educated than white people?” The answer is that they are extremely well educated in identifying racists.