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  •  How to Convince the Average White Protestant Joe (none)
    and jane that it's in their economic best interest to vote democratic? That is a tough nut to crack indeed.

    From the POV of ethnicity, marriage and income, the last election did not go well for the democrats with the average joe and jane crowd.

    NYT published a poll after election day based on 13,000 interviews with voters. Problem is that republicans carried every income bracket over $50,000 and split the $30,000-$50,000 income bracket 50D/49R. Democrats only ran strongly in the under $30000 income bracket.

    And the democrats lost the white protestant demo 67-32 and the married couple demo 57-42.

    So, if you think of average joes and janes as a white protestant married couple making $30k-$75k annually, then you've got a long road to hoe to recapture those voters.

    •  Isn't that the point of articulating a message (none)
      ... to this audience?

      What was Kerry's message to these folks?

      •  They were confused... (3.50)
        they saw a windsurfing hunter. A catholic who is prochoice. A war hero who threw away his medals. Someone who voted for the war, but wouldn't vote to fund it. The smart, well informed people got it but the others....they were just confused.

        *We live in a Nation of LAWS* 11th Circuit

        by Chamonix on Wed May 18, 2005 at 04:51:40 PM PDT

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