-Americans want their President to have a college degree. Whether that's actually going to hurt Scott Walker's chances at the White House or not remains to be seen though. We find that 62% of voters think it's important for the President to have a degree, compared to only 31% who think it doesn't matter. There's a large partisan divide on the issue- Democrats by an 81/14 spread think it's important while Republicans are evenly divided on the matter at 45%.
When it comes to whether this is actually an issue people are going to vote on though, only 38% say they're less likely to vote for a Presidential candidate who doesn't have a degree compared to 57% who either say it doesn't matter or that they'd actually be more likely to vote for a hopeful who didn't have one. And beyond that it's hard to imagine too many voters who find Scott Walker otherwise appealing saying his lack of a college degree is a deal breaker. But at least theoretically the 62% of voters who think it's important could be an issue for him.
-8% of Americans think Fifty Shades of Grey is a better book than To Kill a Mockingbird. Now 63% think To Kill a Mockingbird is better. But this is one of those poll questions where even 8% of respondents answering in a particular way kind of blows your mind. 65% of voters claim to have read To Kill a Mockingbird with 17% saying they've read Fifty Shades of Grey. It seems likely that both of those claims are somewhat inflated. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say they've read both books- it's 69% to 59% for To Kill a Mockingbird, and 25% to 12% for Fifty Shades of Grey.
-When presented with a hypothetical choice of where to go on vacation between Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Columbus Americans come to the same conclusion that the DNC did. 40% say they'd choose Philadelphia to 22% for Brooklyn and 16% for Columbus. There is a large partisan gap in enthusiasm about Brooklyn- 34% of Democrats but only 14% of Republicans say they would go to Brooklyn. Among GOP voters Brooklyn lags even Columbus.