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Why Obama Trails in West Virginia

This is the sad state of affairs on the day before the contest in West Virginia. This is a quote from a Financial Times article

“I heard that Obama is a Muslim and his wife’s an atheist,” said Mr Simpson, drawing on a cigarette outside the fire station in Williamson, a coal mining town of 3,400 people surrounded by lush wooded hillsides. Source

No Democrat has been elected to the White House without carrying West Virginia since 1916 and I am not very optimistic of him winning this time but I doubt that plays the deciding factor in November. West Virginia is a hostile territory for Mr Obama because it has few of the African-Americans and affluent, college-educated whites who provide his strongest support. The state has the lowest college graduation rate in the US, the second lowest median household income, and one of the highest proportions of white residents, at 96 per cent.

I don’t understand how college educated whites is a weakness but I guess that just shows the demographic of the state and the sad state of affairs in the country.

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  1. Joseph S. says

    From the way you wrote the article… you say that there are few African Americans and college educated whites there which are his biggest support.

    So I’m not really sure what you mean by this, “I don’t understand how college educated whites is a weakness ”

    *confusion* I wanted to read the article but you need to sign in to the site and I can’t be bothered lol.



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