The term “working class” is abused by both the GOP and the pollsters who supply them with the fodder for their argument that the GOP is working class party. Pollsters — including liberal and mainstream ones — define working class as anyone that does not have a college degree. This is an absurd definition. There are a huge number of executives and managers in manufacturing companies who have just a high school diploma — no honest person would say these people are working class, and yet that is how they are categorized in polls. Meanwhile, someone working at Starbucks or an Amazon distribution center who has a BA is NOT classified as working class! This is ridiculous. I think pollsters should stop using the term if they are only going to abuse it.

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