Skip to comments.REALCLEAR POLITICS How Clinton Won-(Popular Among The Old, The Poor, And the Uneducated)
Posted on 01/08/2008 11:06:03 PM PST by tcrlaf
Hillary Clinton won last night by putting together the voting coalition that has held Democratic frontrunners in good stead for 75 years.
Take a look at these numbers - all of which come from CNN's cross-tabulated exit polls. Hillary won many elements of the traditional FDR coalition.
-Self-identified Democrats made up 54% of the electorate. She won them, 45% to 34%. -She won voters without a college degree, 43% to 35%.
-She won voters with incomes less than $50,000, 47% to 32%.
-She won voters over the age of 65, 48% to 32%. She also won voters in their 40s (44% to 33%) and their 50s (39% to 30%).
-She won Catholics, 44% to 27%.
-She won urban voters, 43% to 35%. She won suburban voters, 42% to 31%.
-She won voters from union families, 40% to 31%.
-She won voters who said they have been "falling behind" economically, 43% to 33%.
-She won long-time voters, 38% to 33%.
Obama, on the other hand, had a very different electorate -He won Independents, 41% to 31%. -He won voters with at least a college degree, 39% to 34%.
-He won voters who make more than $50,000, 40% to 35%.
-He won college age voters, 60% to 22%. He split voters in their late 20s, 35% to 37%. He won voters in their 30s, 43% to 36%.
-He split Protestant voters, 36% to 36%.
-He won rural voters, 39% to 34%.
-He split voters from non-union households, 39% to 38%.
-He won voters who said they were "getting ahead" economically, 48% to 31%.
-He won first time voters, 47% to 37%.
An additional ingredient to Clinton's success was a victory among female voters, 46% to 34%. Obama won male voters, 40% to 29%. But female voters outvoted male voters, 57% to 43%.
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Alexis de Tocqueville
I still can't believe this isn't generating one mother of a stink...
Funny. I remember a MSM statement a few years ago claiming Christians were “poor, uneducated and easy to lead.”
I am waiting for headlines now claiming that those voters belong now to Clinton.
These are dems we are talking about....so are you sure?
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