Demographics Favor Obama Over Romney in November Election
More single people, secular people, and people with college degrees are all part of what Teixeira calls a “warming trend” toward Democrats. White working-class voters, the group most resistant to Obama, were 28 percent of the electorate in ’08, and they’re down another 3 percent this year. But that’s a national number; in Ohio, a battleground state, they are 54 percent of the electorate. No Republican has won the White House without Ohio, so it’s not surprising that Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who has won statewide in Ohio, tops the list of prospective running mates for Mitt Romney.
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