08/13/2012 12:31 pm ET Updated Oct 13, 2012

Professors Admit Given The Same Skill Set, They'd Prefer Hiring A Liberal Over A Conservative

Numerous surveys have found that professors, especially those in some disciplines, are to the left of the general public. But those same -- and other -- surveys have rarely found evidence that left-leaning academics discriminate on the basis of politics. So to many academics, the question of ideological bias is not a big deal. Investment bankers may lean to the right, but that doesn't mean they don't provide good service (or as best the economy will permit) to clients of all political stripes, the argument goes.

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