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Poll: Voters with higher levels of education favor Clinton

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Voters with higher levels of education are more likely to support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while older voters who didn’t attend college lean toward Donald Trump, a new poll shows. 

{mosads}According to a Morning Consult poll released Thursday, Clinton leads the Republican presidential nominee by 17 points, 51 to 34 percent, among voters with postgraduate degrees. 

Among those with bachelor’s degrees, Clinton leads Trump, 45 to 40 percent. Clinton’s biggest lead comes from those between the ages of 18 and 34 who have graduated college: 54 percent said they support Clinton compared to the 30 percent who support Trump. 

Meanwhile, the poll shows Trump leading Clinton, 49 to 33, percent among voters over the age of 65 who did not attend college. 

Of all surveyed, Trump led Clinton by 1 point among those who did not attend college, 41 to 40 percent. 

Trump made headlines in February when he said he loved the “poorly educated.” 

“We won the evangelicals, we won with the young, we won with the old, we won with highly educated, we won with the poorly education. I love the poorly educated,” Trump said fresh off a win in the Nevada caucuses. 

The Morning Consult poll of 23,347 registered voters was conducted from June 1 to 14. It has a margin of error 1 percentage point.

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