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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 12:19 PM
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46. And yet another article using almost the same words....
Edited on Fri Aug-17-07 12:20 PM by madfloridian
It's a pretty decent article, but this guy is using talking points.

"Andy Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, said he thinks Obama is consciously targeting his campaign to reach intellectual and highly educated voters. "I think there is a sense that the Clinton organization is stronger in the blue collar sector of the state," he said. "You have to kind to pick battles."

Cherlin said he disagreed with this take on the campaign, adding "it's not about the demographic of the voters; it's about interest and expertise."

Whether the campaign planned to target educated Democratic voters, Obama has gained a lot of support from that demographic. In a recent CNN/WMUR poll, 56 percent of Obama supporters had a college or post-graduate degree. That is compared with U.S. Census data that showed 30 percent of New Hampshire residents hold a college degree.

Smith said that people who have higher degrees or are considered to be in the state's "political elite or social elite," usually have a more idealistic view of politics and "they tend to have a romantic attachment to a campaign." He mentioned former presidential candidates Gary Hart, Howard Dean and former President Bill Clinton as examples.

Smith said that the split amongst blue collar Democrats, who typically live in the Manchester area, and more well-educated Democrats, who tend to live in the Seacoast area, is a common one and the candidate who appeals to the more traditional, working-class kind of Democrat usually fares better in the New Hampshire primary."

This is silly.

And a great picture at the site.

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