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Rich Americans Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Vote As the Poor

Bonnie Kavoussi
The Huffington Post

Ever wonder why the government seems fine with cutting unemployment benefits and welfare programs?

Part of the answer may be that the rich vote more than the poor. Seventy-eight percent of Americans making over $150,000 per year voted in the 2008 election, while less than half of those making under $30,000 per year voted.

Check out this chart from left-leaning think tank Demos:

You can read Demos' full report on the rich's influence on politics here.