Does This Surprise Anyone?
Among those who said they shop regularly at Wal-Mart – a demographic group that Zogby has found to be both “value” and “values” voters – Obama is getting walloped by McCain. Winning 62% support from weekly Wal-Mart shoppers, McCain wins these voters at a rate similar to what President Bush won in 2004. Obama wins 24% support from these voters.
Aside from being “values voters” Wal-Mart shoppers also tend to middle-to-lower class citizens. Blue collar people in other words, and exactly the demographic Obama has been desperately trying to appeal to.
They, apparently, aren’t buying it. Which has got to be troubling for Obama, but perhaps not as troubling as losing 20% of the Democrats who supported Hillary. Given that Hillary received votes from 18 million Democrat primary voters, that’s a hefty voting bloc that appears to be prepared to go to McCain.
Oh, and by the way, McCain/Palin is polled at 47% in this survey. Obama/Biden was at 45%.
Why should there be any other expectation from a demographic that doesn’t care about anything more than getting the lowest price and ta heck with the cost they can’t see? False economy is fine, fine, fine. False admins: the same. Bring it on.