Education and Voting

Is there a correlation between education and the party people vote for? What is the correlation?

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this information, but my AP US Government textbook claimed, if I recall correctly, that republicans tended to be in the high school graduate to bachelor’s degree range, and that democrats tended to either have some high school education or an advanced degree.

Actually, according to this textbook, there is a similar trend in other areas of “average” people being republicans and people on either extreme being democrats. For example, it claims that democrats tend to be either low-income workers or exceedingly wealthy (I don’t recall the exact dollar amounts), whereas the middle class tends toward the republican party.