These findings run directly counter to recent CNN/ORC data claiming that the GOP front-runner’s supporters are largely less college-educated. Parenthetically, a college diploma may or may not be an indicator of wisdom.
A phenomenon called social desirability bias may explain the differential: “people being reluctant to select Trump when talking to another person because they do not believe it will be viewed as a socially acceptable decision.”
According to most polls, which may or may not be accurate as recent elections have demonstrated, Trump still consistently leads the Republican field nationally and in the early primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, while U.S. Senator Ted Cruz currently is ahead in projections for the Iowa Caucuses.