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  •  where are we wrong? (0+ / 0-)

    white christian (61%) evangelical (78%) born again (70%) southerners (53%) identify as republicans per the chart you sent me too

    I live in middle tennessee--that is the demographic of the majority of people I live in the midst of

    DINOs like Lincoln Davis (a self identified "pro war democrat") win--but if that is what we're looking for, yeah, they're trending Democratic

    •  Not southerners, low income southerners (1+ / 0-)
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      I think that was the original comment.  But the data provided isn't specific enough.  It doesn't correlate region with income, so the claim that poor southerners vote democratic cannot be verified from this particular set of data.  It would be interesting to see more granular data where region was broken down into income groups.  Given the general data, though, I'd say that it's more likely that poor southerners vote republican, since that region trends that way.

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      by Arclite on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 11:18:12 AM PST

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      •  Of Course It Can (0+ / 0-)

        It doesn't take a lot of imagination to go to the pulldown menus and look at the Senate races in the South.  

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        by Dana Houle on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 11:20:37 AM PST

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        •  Which southern senate race you talking about? (0+ / 0-)

          Virginia? Looks to me like Webb did far better in the upper income deciles than he did in the lower ones, the very lowest excepted.

          Note that the original comment was not simply about income, either, but also about race and urban/rural. Do a cross-tabs on race and income and the differences will be starker, though the data you link to doesn't do is, as noted by arclite.

          Maybe you mean Texas?

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          by redstar on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 12:38:18 PM PST

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