The Two Least Successful Groups in Society Put Obama in the White House

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    mikegriffith1 Mike Griffith

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    According to the exit polling numbers, Obama won mainly--not entirely, but mainly--by carrying the two bottom income groups by 21.5%, and these two groups accounted for 41% of votes cast. He lost among the four other income groups by an average of 8.5%, and those groups accounted for 59% of votes cast. But he made up for his 8.5% loss in the 59% block by winning the 41% block by 21.5%, a landslide margin of victory.

    Obama also won handily among high school dropouts, 64% to 35%, and these voters accounted for about 2-3% of votes cast (I suspect this group mostly overlaps with the bottom two income groups, so I won't count them as a separate group--but I thought it was worth noting Obama's huge margin of victory among high school dropouts).

    This is not to say that everyone who voted for Obama is uneducated or poor. It is to say that Obama would have lost if he had not carried the two lowest income groups by landslide margins. So the least successful among us were the decisive factor in Obama's victory.

    Here's the breakdown:

    Income....Obama's Margin of Victory
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    0-30K..........+28
    30-49K........+15
    50-99K...........-6
    100-199K.....-10
    200-249K.......-5
    250K+..........-13

    Income.....Percentage of Votes
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    0-30K..........20%
    30-49K........21%
    50-99K........31%
    100-199K....21%
    200-249K......3%
    250K+...........4%

    It's as if a company's CEO were elected, not by a majority of the most educated and successful people in the company, but by winning a huge majority among the janitorial staff, the new admin assistants, and the new interns. Would you have much confidence in that company's future if its CEO were elected by such groups?
     
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    so did EDUCATED women.

    so did younger people.

    and gays (who have the highest per capita income in the country as a group)

    i'm sorry the whole old white man thing isn't working out for you anymore.

    does it hurt to be so ignorant?
     
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    why do you hate white people?
     
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    where in that post did you get that idea?
     
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    Least successful? You mean people like Buffet and Gates? :cool:
     
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    maybe those are the old white guys jizzian referred to?
     
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    Oh goody. This means you can keep with your "Obama voters are stupid" meme. Let me know how that turns out for you in 2016.
     
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    But the old man white thing is working very we'll for us. THAT'S the real issue. Unemployment is much higher for blacks and Latinos that it is for whites. Whites have been under the national average unemployment rate all this time. I bet you didn't known this. But hey, Obama won. I can only say this... Sometimes when you win you really lose.
     
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    I don't think we'll have to wait that long. If they run us off the cliff, there'll be a lot of Reps out of a job in '14. :D
     
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    mikegriffith1 Mike Griffith

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    Oops, wrong person. See next reply.
     
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