Wow, fascinating. This is an interesting switch up. Normally, democrats have been the ones divided over education. Liberal support from unions, most union workers have a high school education or less in some instances. Regardless of race, "Blue collar" historically gravitates towards democrats and liberalism while "white collar" was the more traditional 'educated class' of tech workers that included management.
These same Trump, republican, non degree holders, are probably the same people who are against Common Core standardization? Other than the traditional, social conservative "Reagan Democrats", I am a bit confused as to why this diploma divide is an issue on the republican-conservative side and not an issue on the democrat-liberal side. It is because the democrat-liberal president is pushing Common Core education standards and these non-degree holder supporters of Trump are resentful?
I don't understand this divide within their party. The democrats are becoming the 'party of higher education' while the republicans are split about it, half of their base is non-degreed, but so are the democrats, half of their base are non-degreed also. Its no secret that the republican party hates the current Common Core standardization program. Just which half of the party though?
"As the contest heats up, the diploma divide is once again the best lens through which to view the GOP primary electorate. So far, non-degree-holders are far more united than degree-holders, and they continue to back Trump heavily. But the script could easily flip by February, when degree-holders may sense an urgency to coalesce behind someone other than Trump or Cruz. An extended Trump vs. Cruz fight would be Rubio’s dream come true"
"In the end, the candidate who consolidates either side of the divide the fastest and most thoroughly once the polls open will likely emerge with the nomination"