Most likely demographic to vote against own self interests?

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    Of all the different ways voters can be segmented demographically, which segment(s) do you think are typically the more likely to vote against their own self interests (wittingly or otherwise)? And why?
     
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    I'd have to go with bible thumpers as topping this list.

    They tend to vote exclusively republican, based on just a couple of issues that by and large have no bearing whatsoever on their own self interest and well being.

    Second place probably goes to blacks.
     
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    I think voting against your own self interest is common across all demographics. I don't think it can be isolated to one group or another for any reason other than the denigration of that group by the detractors of that group.
     
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    I would say libertarians
     
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    I never said it was isolated. I simply asked where is it more prevalent.

    It's ok if you don't have anything to offer sometime you know.
     
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    the crowd who votes for someone with whom they'd like to have a beer.

    not everyone can make this dream come true by acting all tumultuous n' stuff.
     
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    The blind...they just go into the voting booth and start pressing buttons at random.
     
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    Who gets to determine what other peoples' "best interests" are?
     
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    If by "determine" you mean have an opinion, then anybody and everybody.
     
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    Working class conservatives.
     

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