One Surprise among Voters Opinions
All of the six swing states in the poll show “class inversion.” Meaning, Obama has more popularity with whites who have at least a university degree than ones who do not. In all the states poled, Obama is running better with white women who have a minimum of a university degree than all other whites (white mlaes or white females who do not have a university degree, and/or white men who do.)
Obama has close to 54% of this group of women in the six states. He is capturing close to 66% of the upscale, mostly liberal, women of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Obama is also winning nearly 66% in the six states of the minority votes and in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia he is winning close to 90% of them.
Conversely, in the six states polled, Romney has the majority of the white voters who do not have a college degree. In all of the states, with the exception of Florida, white males without a four-year college degree is the best group for Romney. In each of the five states, he has at least 53% support from that group. The new polls also show Romney garnering close to 58% of the blue-collar voting men in Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin and Virginia. In Virginia, Romney has the most support at 68% amongst that group.
The latest polls represent quite a change from ones earlier in the year, when the swing states poll showed a gap only with upscale whites, while Obama was running nearly as bad among men as among working women. The biggest change is that working women, who for them every day’s a constant struggle, have decided that Romney will not look out for their best interests.