Why the rich vote more
September 24th, 2012
09:13 AM ET
9 years ago

Why the rich vote more

New York (CNNMoney) - It's well established that the richer you are, the more likely you are to vote.

But why aren't the less well-off turning out at the polls?


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  1. GI Joe

    They just vote more often. They have bought that right than the rest of us can't afford. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Ask any in the House of Representatives Republican caucus.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 24, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. GI Joe

    The wealthy vote several times each election and buy the Republicans.

    September 24, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  3. Squigman

    If the rich vote more, why do most of the bumpers on cars coming out of trailer parks have political stickers all over them? It can't be to hold the car together. If they were intended to hold the car together, the stickers would be on other panels, not just the bumpers. Someone needs to get their facts straight before reporting falsehoods to the people.

    September 24, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |

    Because they have food in their bellies, cars,care takers,money in the bank and not a care in the world!

    September 24, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. Andrea Sharp

    Because the less fortunate feel they don't have an advocate or other resources representing them. Whereas the rich can afford to taint the election through special interest purchases etc...

    September 24, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  6. Sniffit

    It's called "learned helplessness" and our political system and the MSM do everything they can to foster it at every turn. Nothing better than a good ole fashioned false equivalency to make people think "meh, what's the effing point?" Resurrecting the kicked corpse of American journalism would go a long way to fixing it.

    September 24, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    It used to be that way-Not any more. Poor and American Middle Class will vote too in GROUPS after hearing the most IDIOTIC COMMENT BY MITT ROBME of 47% of the people I don't give darn-hoot, they are the victims. Yes, on OBAMA12.

    September 24, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  8. Holly

    Well, the Koch brothers have successfully initiated numerous attempts at voter suppression. There is also the lack of education & significant apathy....I've met people who say, "I don't vote because my vote doesn't matter"

    September 24, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    That can be summed up with can't get out of work most times to vote. It is a sad fact that many of the working poor can't afford to lose even a few hours of pay to go and do the most American responsiblilty to vote. Often times the time to get an absentee ballot is difficult as well.

    September 24, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |