Low-Income Voters, Women Without Full Time Jobs Boosted Clinton

Posted January 10, 2008 at 7:36pm

Underlining the point that the women’s vote is not monolithic, a Pollster.com review of New Hampshire exit polls showed that the subgroup where Hillary Clinton held the biggest margin over Barack Obama was among women not working full-time where she enjoyed a 25-point lead compared to her 3-point lead among those who do work full-time. Analyst Margie Omero said, “while this could be partly due to older retired women being in the non-working group, it’s likely socioeconomic status plays a large role, too.” She added: “In fact, aside from voters without a high school diploma, no other demographic group gave Clinton such a large margin… Clinton also had a stronger lead with voters earning under $50,000 a year, with those who feel the country’s economy is poor, and with those who say the economy is the most important issue. The table below shows her standing with voters at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum.”