Sunday, July 13, 2008

Stupid White People

This kind of myth is prevalent in the media

Last month’s Newsweek poll put Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 36 but in this month’s poll the gap has closed to Obama 44 McCain 41. The McCain camp can take further encouragement from the fact that 85 percent of undecided voters are non-Hispanic whites and the vast majority of these voters do not have a college degree; Obama has had real difficulty in gaining traction among this demographic.

Right. I see. People without a college degree are morons. And morons vote Republican. Check.

Except they don't, at least not according to 2000 and 2004 exit polls which showed that those without a college degree voted for Gore and Kerry. Those without so much as a high school diploma voted for Gore and Kerry as well. Those with a college degree or some college, voted for Bush both times.

But why let facts get in the way of a good old fashioned liberal myth?

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