Report: Obama's Re-election Hinges on Two Coalitions

Friday, 02 Nov 2012 05:47 PM

By Todd Beamon

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama’s success next Tuesday may depend on how well he can put together two different groups of support in two very diverse areas of the country — the Rustbelt and in the Sunbelt.

For instance, Obama is drawing support from minorities and upscale white women in Sunbelt states like Virginia and Florida, the National Journal reports.

The president, however, lacks support from working-class whites and college-educated white men in those areas, the National Journal reports.

But in the Rustbelt battleground states — particularly those with fewer minorities, including Wisconsin, Iowa, and Ohio — the president not only has the backing of upscale white women, but also of working-class whites, primarily women, the National Journal reports.

“In the Rustbelt, the axis on which the decision occurs is much more focused on these questions of economic populism,” Democratic pollster Geoff Garin told the National Journal.

Garin is working in these states for the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA.

“But in [Sunbelt] states, where the suburban vote is more dominant, the decision making is much more along the line of in step or out of step with the voters’ philosophical views” especially on social issues, he said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  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:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ferguson Prosecutor: Some Witnesses Were 'Not Telling the Truth'

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:48 PM

Some witnesses who appeared before the grand jury investigating the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown were " . . .

Judge Dismisses Suit on Oklahoma Execution Access

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:40 PM

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Ok . . .

GOP Lawmakers Write Obama on Power Plant Pollution Regulations

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 22:06 PM

Ninety-six Republican lawmakers have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to drop the Environmental Protection  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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