We’re constantly told (by Democrats mostly) that Republicans are supported by all those evil millionaires while the Democrat Party is the bastion of middle-class, middle-income average Joes and Janes.Hillary “Dead Broke” Clinton has made her appeals to the little people who frequent humble chains like Chipotle and local coffee shops, saying she understands their plight and is looking out for them – even though she herself is a multimillionaire, not to mention the billions raked in by her foundaton.
So maybe these poll results aren’t so surprising after all.
In CNCBC’s third Millionaire Survey conducted in March and released today, Hillary Clinton is the favorite U.S. presidential candidate among millionaire voters and would win a head-to-head contest with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
“The survey, which polls 750 Americans with a net worth of $1 million or more, found that 53 percent of millionaires would vote for the Democratic ex-Secretary of State, compared with 47 percent for the GOP presidential hopeful, in a hypothetical general-election match-up. Clinton had the support of 91 percent of Democratic millionaires, 13 percent of Republican millionaires and 57 percent of Independent millionaires.”
CNBC helpfully points out the possibly hypocrisy in all of this. “Of course, support from millionaires may be more of a liability than strength in the current age of populist politics. Hillary has said she wants to “topple” the wealthiest Americans and has attacked CEO pay. Being seen as the favorite candidate of millionaires could clash with her efforts on the campaign trail to be seen as the advocate of the working class and poor.”
We often talk about “white guilt” in this nation, but it appears there is also “wealth guilt.” People want to work really hard and be successful, but then feel it’s all terribly unfair – yet when was the last time you heard anyone volunteering to take pay cuts to make it fair? But that’s a discussion for a different time…