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achilles2340 November 6th, 2014 3:27pm

While reading my AP Government textbook, I came across an interesting fact: "Less than 10% of Republicans earned more than $100,000 per year." Does this make the Republicans the party of the working class?

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brenstal Florida
11/07/14 5:19 pm

It would depend on what the demographics were like on the Democratic side, and also whose policies benefit the working class more.

Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/07/14 4:20 pm

It seems to me that Republicans are in the middle and Democrats are either really poor or really rich.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
11/06/14 9:14 pm

They always have been.

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
11/06/14 9:30 am

Depends. Do more or less than 10% of Americans in general make 100k+?

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
11/06/14 1:03 pm

Then that lends some credence to that statement. But before you could draw any conclusion definitively you also have to see what percentage of people identify with any party and how many of those are also of that income range.

11/06/14 8:53 am

Were you under the impression a requirement to be republican was you had to make more than 100k?

achilles2340 Still Exploring Space
11/06/14 9:46 am

No, I've never thought that. But the stereotypical republican set by Democrats is an old, RICH, white guy. So this fact obviously disproves that.