SurveyUSA. 4/28-5/1. Likely voters. MoE 3.9% (4/4-6 results)
Obama 50 (52)
Clinton 44 (44)
Yeah, Oregon is mostly white. And Obama is winning it.
Funny that, I've just spent weeks hearing about how Obama can't win white people. So I'm a bit confused.
Also, Oregon is ranked 23rd in the nation in per-capita income. That ranks below Ohio. In fact, none of Oregon's counties rank in the list of the nation's 100 richest counties. And while Portland's Multnomah County is one of the state's wealthiest counties, Obama actually does far better outside of Portland, were people are poorer and whiter.
Funny that, I've just spent weeks hearing about how Obama can't win lower-income voters. So I'm a bit confused.
You know what's going on? White people west of the Mississippi like Obama fine, those east of the Mississippi have a problem with him. That's why (generally speaking) Obama runs far stronger in the western part of the country, despite having smaller to non-existent black populations.