Polling Results

January 27, 2008

I saw some polling data over at Sugar Land is Dreaming and had to make some comments.

Tas quoted his local rag and I found it to be interesting:

“The choice in this election is not about regions or religions or genders,” Obama said at a boisterous victory rally. “It’s not about rich versus poor, young versus old and it’s not about black versus white. It’s about the past versus the future.”

The audience chanted “Race doesn’t matter” as it awaited Obama to make his appearance after rolling up 55 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

Race doesn’t matter? Interesting. Let’s look at the data a bit.

South Carolina – Democrats

Race

By this first pic, the White voters seem to choose the main three candidates fairly evenly, with Obama at the tail end. But the Black voters chose Obama by a wide margin. Seems split by race here. What I find really interesting is how blacks are labeled as poor or disadvantaged and Edwards is the one focusing the most at helping bridge the gap between rich & poor, yet he gets the fewest votes by them. The question is, can they see through his lies or does race count more?

Income

Speaking of the poor, isn’t it funny how Edwards gets more votes as the household income increases? Is it because the rich are more willing to help the poor, or is Edwards lying?

Qualities

It’s obvious that Obama is about change and Hillary is about experience, duh.

Ready Black

Hmm, Obama supporters think our country is ready… but not as much as the others.

Ready Woman

Interesting how the Obama supporters outnumber the Hillary supporters in this one.

Economy

No surprise here.

So, can we really take Obama seriously when he says this is not about race or gender? Only if you’re talking about how white voters are voting. The black voters seem to voting their race more than anything. I’m not sure if the whole Obama thingy is a Fairy Tale, but what he says seems like it. The thing is, does he really believe it, or does he just want you to believe it?