Hillary and Obama run equally well among working-class white voters...
by telephasic, Wed May 14, 2008 at 07:29:10 AM EDT
If you delve into the internals of the new Quinnipiac poll (the one which shows a 7% Obama lead for the GE), there's an interesting tidbit...
"Working-class whites" break down as follows
While slightly more are undecided if Obama is the nominee, they have an equal spread, losing working-class white voters by a 7% margin.
Now, this is only one data point, and as a small subset of the voters polled, the MOE on the sample is probably high. Nonetheless, it really takes some air out of the idea that Obama isn't competitive on the working-class white vote.
We probably won't have many national polls of Clinton versus Obama, given the race will likely be over in three weeks or so, but I hope more pollsters look into this so we can get some further confirmation.Upon request, link to internals.