How Jobs and Pay Affect Voting Behavior

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Job research site PayScale has made some interesting election-related charts based on pay, job skills, and occupation.

Some of the stats are intuitive or stereotypical, like rich people and oil companies tending to vote Republican …

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But other stuff is more interesting, like the tipping point salary sitting at about $85,000. Below that, people are more likely to support Obama. Clinical psychologists are almost four times as likely to vote for Obama as the average American, according to the charts.

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It’s also interesting that the healthcare industry is nearly split even, with doctors slightly favoring Obama and nurses slightly favoring Romney…

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The charts are based on surveys of more than 12,000 people.