Preferred Work Experience for Candidates for Statewide Office (October 2010)

Preferred Work Experience for Candidates for Statewide Office (October 2010)

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Experience in elected office.22%
Experience in the private sector.56%
Don't know22%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Experience in elected office.37%18%13%
Experience in the private sector.31%70%71%
Don't know32%12%16%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Experience in elected office.7%16%15%
Experience in the private sector.84%61%69%
Don't know8%24%16%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Experience in elected office.30%37%40%
Experience in the private sector.32%36%27%
Don't know39%26%33%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Experience in elected office.37%27%14%
Experience in the private sector.27%46%70%
Don't know36%27%16%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Experience in elected office.16%12%14%
Experience in the private sector.59%80%68%
Don't know24%8%18%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Experience in elected office.29%47%44%
Experience in the private sector.33%18%24%
Don't know37%35%32%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Experience in elected office.40%21%9%
Experience in the private sector.29%58%87%
Don't know31%21%4%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Experience in elected office.17%32%30%
Experience in the private sector.64%24%50%
Don't know19%44%20%

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categoryMaleFemale
Experience in elected office.20%24%
Experience in the private sector.67%45%
Don't know13%31%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Experience in elected office.29%19%20%
Experience in the private sector.43%61%60%
Don't know28%20%20%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Experience in elected office.12%20%24%27%22%26%
Experience in the private sector.43%55%55%63%59%57%
Don't know45%25%21%10%19%17%

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