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• 57 percent of the “1 percent” - those in households earning more than $500,000 annually - are Republican or lean Republican.

• 36 percent are Democrats or lean Democratic; 8 percent are independents.

• 39 percent are conservative, 20 percent liberal and 41 percent moderate.

• 44 percent of the “bottom 99 percent” are Republican or lean Republican.

• 47 percent are Democrats or lean Democratic; 9 percent are independents.

• 40 percent are conservative, 21 percent liberal and 37 percent moderate.

Source: A Gallup Poll analysis of 61 national Gallup polls of 65,662 U.S. adults conducted from Jan. 2009 to Nov. 2011.

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