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Election Stats: Geeks vs. Execs: Candidate Choice

Topics: Current Events
Are you the type of geek who waxes philosophical about the upcoming election while creating smart solutions to consumers' software needs? Or are you an executive who talks politics between budget approval meetings? Here at PayScale, we're the kind of data-nuts who love to categorize people according to their answers to our survey. Today we take a closer look at news-savvy nerds and election-loving execs to find out who's voting for Obama and who prefers Romney.

Are you the type of geek who waxes philosophical about the upcoming election while creating smart solutions to consumers' software needs? Or are you an executive who talks politics between budget approval meetings? Here at PayScale, we're the kind of data-nuts who love to categorize people according to their answers to our survey. Today we take a closer look at news-savvy nerds and election-loving execs to find out who's voting for Obama and who prefers Romney.

If today's agenda includes boardrooms and corporate decison-making, chances are you are an executive hoping for a Romney presidency (55% / 42%). If your day will be spent engineering computer software, you're probably more likely to vote for Obama (65% / 31%) — and then try to convince other Redditors to do the same. 

Tell Us What You Think

Are you a self-proclaimed geek or fast-moving exec? How does our data reflect your candidate choice? Leave a comment and tell us all about it. And, join in the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #election2012. And be sure to check out all of our election infographics.

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PayScale Presidential Election Stats

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(Photo Credit: League of Women Voters of California/Flickr)


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