Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wisconsin And Maryland Show Romney Still Struggling To Win Over Lower-Income Voters

By Alex Seitz-Wald/Think Progress

As ThinkProgress has previously noted, exit polls from the states that have held primaries thus far show that Romney wins among wealthy voters, and does less well among middle- and working-class voters.
This trend continued in last night’s primaries. Even though he won both Maryland and Wisconsin, the results were uneven when broken down by income. Romney’s vote share increases as income goes up, and vice versa. He captured big majorities of the wealthiest voters, but was unable to break 50 percent among those making under $100,000. Exit polls from the two states:
It’s no wonder everyone seems to agree he “favors the rich,” according to a CNN poll.
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