Jenna Jameson for Mitt Romney: It's Wise for Rich to Vote Republican?

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By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
August 6, 2012|9:14 am

Jenna James has sworn her allegiance to presidential nominee Mitt Romney despite his crack down on the adult industry that she works in. 

"I'm very looking forward to a Republican being back in office," Jameson said, according to CBS news. "When you're rich, you want a Republican in office."

Romney himself has been estimated to be worth about $200 million. But other research suggests that even the poor may believe that it is wise to vote for a financially successful candidate.

"A lot of Americans want to be rich themselves," Frank Newton, Gallup's editor-in-chief, told the Washington Post. He explained that despite the odds against them, they are more likely to want to be like Romney that to hate Romney for his wealth.

"Americans aren't just inclined to elect the wealthy. They're also generally okay with the existence of an upper class, and they have been for some time," journalist and author Manuel Roig-Franzia stated in a WP article.

Franzia adds that in fact most Americans believe that having an upper class benefits other Americans. The view suggests that as long as there is an upper class Americans who do not belong to it have the opportunity to aspire to it. That view however, is not shared by all.

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"There is this view, this myth of mobility," said Edward Nathan Wolff, a New York University economist who has tracked rising income inequality in the United States, according to the Post.

Based on a Pew study those figures of mobility are dim. Over "40 percent of Americans born onto the bottom fifth of the income scale remain there as adults," and "70 percent of those children never make it to the middle class."

Regardless of the figures, most young Americans remain hopeful of the fact that they can, if not drastically, at least slightly alter their income bracket. Therefore, Jameson may not be the only non-Republican voting for Romney for reasons of wealth.

 

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