🔬 Some notable exceptions to that global trend:
In the 🇺🇸 #USA, the influence of income has vanished, and support depends solely (and strongly!) on education (highly educated ↔ leftist).
🇵🇹 #Portugal hasn’t changed like the other countries: there the Right is still supported mostly by educated (and rich) voters. (NB: in the 50’s and 60’s, Portugal was a dictatorship).
🇮🇹 #Italy is the rare case where leftist parties ended up being the parties of the richest segment of the population. I wouldn’t read too much into this, though, as the political landscape there during the last decade or two has been a populist mess.
🇪🇸 #Spain is the country where education and income tell you the least about political preferences! There’s still the secular correlation “high income ↔ right wing”, but it’s very weak today. (NB: in the 50’s and 60’s, Spain was also a dictatorship).
To be fair, most USA capital winners are technology based. An individual can currently pull in a quarter million a year with the right skills, over such a rate being exclusive to people with strong social connections.
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