Republicans Should Target Upscale Voters Unhappy With the Obama Economy

Upscale voters went for Obama in November, but may now provide an opportunity for the GOP.

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By Michael Barone, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Very smart and subtle analysis of polling data by National Journal's Amy Walter about Barack Obama and his programs. Fascinating point: those who are watching his economic program most closely aren't very favorable. As Walter points out, those are upscale voters and tilt somewhat Republican. But as she also points out, Obama did very well with these groups in November 2008. This adds some heft to my recommendation that Republicans go upscale. That's where the votes are—or may be.

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