Which Working Class White Voters?

Here's some data that gave me pause; I had assumed that Oregon was typical of Western states in its demographics. When we talk about Barack Obama's problem with white working class voters, perhaps a better question to ask is: WHICH white working class voters. Oregon has a lower median income than Pennsylvania or Ohio; it has a greater percentage of whites than Kentucky does; it has a greater percentage of folks over the age of 65 than Kentucky does.

That Obama does well -- ok, does better -- among these voters in states where Clinton chose not to compete suggests that the arterial harderning we see among Clinton voters in Kentucky and West Virginia and Pennsylvania is related more to the frission of a tough campaign that it is to endemic problems. We will see.