It wasn’t too many years ago when blue-collar men formed the core of the Democratic Party. But the Democrats have been moving steadily away from the values and interests of those voters, and the results have been obvious in recent elections. This year, Barack Obama has hit the absolute nadir in what was formerly an influential voting bloc. The National Journal reports:
Throughout his career on the national stage, Obama has struggled among white men without a college education. But in these latest surveys, he has fallen to a level of support among them lower than any Democratic nominee has attracted in any election since 1980, according to an upcoming National Journal analysis of exit polls from presidential elections. …
The new Quinnipiac poll shows Obama attracting just 29 percent of non-college white men, down from 32 percent in their most recent national survey in April…. The ABC/Washington Post survey found Obama drawing just 28 percent of non-college white men, down from 34 percent in their May survey….
Those numbers are absolutely stunning if you think back to the Democratic Party of 50 years ago. Still, they probably shouldn’t be surprising. If you are a white man who has not graduated from college, what does the Democratic Party have to offer you, other than contempt?