Romney, Obama Battle for Swing Voters

Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 09:12 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are battling to attract swing voters to their side, as they are more than likely to determine the outcome of this year’s presidential election, just like they did in 2008, Politico reports.
 
The swing voters range from wealthy, college-educated white voters to blue-collar workers of many ethnicities. They include people in the Midwest struggling with the decline of the rust belt and suburban soccer moms.
 
The clash over these voters will be particularly interesting as Obama and Romney both tend to attract the highly educated, upper-income sector of swing voters, and both have had trouble firing up less wealthy voters, according to Politico.
 
Making the candidates’ task especially difficult is that they often must offer different messages to win over each of those two groups. Populism may attract blue collar voters, but it’s unlikely to appeal to the wealthy.
 
 “Whites as a group are leaning Republican. . . . The sub-groups of whites that seem to be really divided are the higher-education whites,” Mike Dimock, associate director of the Pew Research Center, told Politico. “College graduate whites are split today. They were split in 2008.
 
“While Obama seems to have lost some ground among whites overall, he hasn’t lost ground among these higher socioeconomic whites,” he said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Karl Rove: Obama Encourages Impeachment Talk to Raise Funds

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 21:13 PM

President Barack Obama is encouraging Republicans to call for his impeachment to "fatten the bank accounts of Democratic . . .

Rand Paul Will Write Another Book Before 2016 Election

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 21:02 PM

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he intends in 2015 to pound out a book - and decide whether to take a run for th . . .

Newt Gingrich: Obama Trying to Provoke GOP to Impeach Him

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 17:32 PM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich eviscerated President Barack Obama's "pathetic presidency" Tuesday, saying any execu . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved