If Appalachia was a country, Hillary Clinton could be President.-- RON REAGAN
Exit polls from Oregon punch a big hole in the theory that Barack Obama's problem with working class whites is generic.
As the former president's son alludes to in his quip on MSNBC last night, Obama's real problem appears to be with Appalachian whites as is reflected in how Hillary Clinton creamed him in Kentucky and West Virginia.
But Oregon exit polls show that Obama beat Clinton by sizable margins among all ages of white voters except those 60 and older. And he beat Clinton among voters with no college degree, as well.
Incidentally, like Kentucky and West Virginia, Oregon is an overwhelmingly white state.