Dems 2008: White Men support Obama [Karl]
At Pollster.com, Margie Omero notes (as I have) that the media is misleadingly latching onto Sen . Barack Obama’s performance in groups like white men in the Potomac primaries as a sign of broadening support for his candidacy:
In fact, Virginia was neither the first state (nor even first Southern state) where Obama bested Clinton among white men. Nor was it the state where he won this group by the largest margin. Obama has been doing well with this group since the beginning of primary season.
Omero then lays it all out in a table for you.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â She follows with brief analysis broadly consistent with the breakdown from Jay Cost noted here on Wednesday.
Nothing earth-shattering, but it’s a quick and easyÃ‚Â variation on Cost’s more academic style,Ã‚Â showing that Obama’s supportÃ‚Â oftenÃ‚Â includesÃ‚Â white men, northern whites generally, and even what Cost labels Ã¢â‚¬Å“homogeneously whiteÃ¢â‚¬Â states.Ã‚Â Moreover, as Cost himself admits his model explains only about 69% of the election results, it is interesting to see some of the exceptions noted, e.g., Obama winning white men in Georgia.