November 09, 2008


An interesting election result, via Powerline:

Obama and the Democrats have assembled a "top and bottom coalition." They carried voters with incomes above $200,000, narrowly, and won decisively among those with incomes under $50,000. Middle-income voters split evenly. I find this interesting in the context of Obama's and Biden's constant invocation of the "middle class" in their campaign speeches. Maybe they knew this was the one group they were in danger of not carrying, or maybe they think it helps to talk about the "middle class" even if you're really appealing to upper or lower income voters.

I wish I had read this yesterday; I might've piped up at the Chinese take-out. Heh.

Posted by Sarah at November 9, 2008 10:04 AM | TrackBack

... not to mention that they've been caught red-handed believing campaign promises, LOL! ;-)

Posted by: kannie at November 10, 2008 01:29 AM

I could have swore I was middle class--I've even got a separate refrigerator for beer!--but according to that scale I'm actually poor. This is quite the shock...

Posted by: Sig at November 10, 2008 06:27 PM