Lots of talk in PA was about whether Barack Obama could get enough of the vote among working class whites to carry the state.
NBC’s exit polling indicates that he did about as well as John Kerry did in 2004 among this group and Obama did somewhat better among whites with college experience.
Non-College White Vote
2004 42% 58%
2008 42% 56%
In the PA primary, 76% of white working class voters went for Clinton; now they're going for Obama.
Whites w/College Degree
2004 46% 54%
2008 52% 48%
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A whopping 9 out of 10 voters in Pennsylvania are worried about the economy. This group voted for Obama by a 60% to 39% margin.
Union households make up roughly a quarter of the Keystone state’s electorate (26%).
Union Household Vote
64% = Obama
35% = McCain