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Election Stats: Self-Employed vs. Non-Profit Workers


Where do you work everyday? Who signs your paycheck? And, how do you plan to vote in the presidential election? In our continued investigation of where Romney and Obama are getting their support, we compared two different types of workers: those who work for themselves versus those who work at non-profits. Can you guess which candidate each of these groups prefers?

Those who work for themselves, hustling for gigs and taking the risk to be in our their own boss, tend to vote for Mitt Romney (54% / 42%). In a more dramatic preference, those employed at non-profits, working hard for a cause rather than a positive balance sheet, prefer Obama (67% / 31%).

Tell Us What You Think

Where do you work and do you think it influences your candidate choice? Write a comment and share your input. And, join in the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #election2012. And be sure to check out all of our election infographics.

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