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The Weak Point

November 5th, 2012

Obama holds a lead among women. He leads among blacks and Hispanics. He leads among young people. In fact, he carries a lead amongst most demographic groups.

His weak point is, pretty much exclusively, married older white men from the South without graduate degrees and who go to church regularly. They pretty much hate Obama.


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  1. Kensensei
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:57 | #1

    Yeah, it’s interesting how the map of the U.S. show less educated areas in “red” and higher educated areas in “blue”. It shows a rather general correlation to political affiliation and (lack of) education.

    And yet, we still have the greatest number of millionaires and hedge fund managers with very high education supporting Romney. Just can’t understand what they might see in him…

  2. Troy
    November 6th, 2012 at 04:58 | #2

    Bush’s 2004 demographics were the same. Bush’s three strongest groups were Orthodox Jews, christian fundamentalists, and walmart shoppers — each at 80% support.

    Not about race per se. Though that’s part of it, the Dems are thought to cater to minorities more, and they actually do I guess, what with integration, Voter Rights Act, “affirmative action”, attempts at economic interventions like the Community Reinvestment Act, something that has been massively mischaracterized and propagandized by the conservatives.

    Now that I’m in my 40s I should be a conservative republican I guess. Aside from general feelings of fairness in willingness to extend to the next generation the government benefits I’ve received over my life, conservative ideology fails to impress me in so many areas.

    • Their refusal to get with the program on anthropogenic global warming and general unwillingness to invest in new, non-fossil energy infrastructure.

    • Enthusiasm for war and the blank check they extend to Israel.

    • Inability to see that forced redistribution from the top of the economic pyramid back to the masses is both necessary and optimal over the long term.

    • BS like their militant pro-gun stuff, pandering to if not outright takeover by our domestic Christianists, siding with corporations over consumers, etc.

    Conservatism is a rather impressively fucked-up collection of beliefs and policy.

    Yet it’s getting damn near 50% of the vote tomorrow, and is in no danger of losing its control of the House and blocking position in the Senate for that matter.

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