Andrew Gelman looks at voting patterns by education and income for white voters.
The wealthy in all income groups, except for those with a graduate degree, vote Republican. The wealthy in the graduate degree group are split between the two parties. Those with graduate degrees who make lower and mid-level incomes vote for Democrats.
Yet, it is the out of touch elites that are reported to ruin the country. To vote for the left. If by out of touch elites, one means college professors making $60,000-$80,000, maybe you can make a case, but those with the money, the ones living in the gated communities and running the country, are much more likely to be affiliated with the GOP.
The whole schtick about the elites has never quite made sense to me. It has always felt much more like a bogeyman, made up so people can have someone to be angry at. It seems to fulfill a need for tribal expression. A good way to avoid confronting important issues.