SEARCH
« Cut, Cap & Balance Killed in the Senate; Reid Gives Senate Weekend Off | Main | Panetta Jokes about His Salty Language, Biden's Bluntness »
Friday
Jul222011

Study: Democrats Losing Support of Poor Whites

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- New analysis by Pew Foundation on voter identification finds that “the electorate’s partisan affiliations have shifted significantly since Obama won office nearly three years ago.”

One of the most notable shifts is the GOP gain among white voters, most specifically “the young and poor.”

“A seven-point Democratic advantage among whites under age 30 three years ago has turned into an 11-point GOP advantage today. And a 15-point Democratic advantage among whites earning less than $30,000 annually has swung to a slim four-point Republican edge today.”

The last time that Republicans had this level of support among young white voters was 2002-2004, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

The study also suggests that more voters than ever -- 34 percent -- identify themselves as Independent. Just 28 percent say they are Republican. Another 34 percent say they identify as Democrat.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>






ABC News Radio