The One Percent Is Not Necessarily More Conservative

Participants in the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrate around Wall Street attempting to disrupt pedestrian flow for financial workers to get to work, in New York, September 19, 2011. Hundreds of demonstrators, who descended on Lower Manhattan on Saturday with the aim of staying at least until the open of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, had planned to turn the area into an "American Tahrir Square." AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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Of those earning $500,000 or more annually, 39 percent say they are conservative, compared to 40 percent of what Occupy Wall Street would call the 99 percent, while 41 percent of the richest say they are moderate, and 20 percent identify as liberal, according to a new Gallup poll. More predictably, 57 percent do say they lean Republican, while only 36 percent lean Democratic. Most obviously: The one percent are far less likely to live in the Midwest than on the coasts.