Connecting with White Middle Class Voters

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Voters at a Rick Santorum campaign stop in Davison, Michigan, on February 26. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

With shifting demographics, the white, working-class worker isn't the only voting block that matters — but they're still very vocal and powerful one. Sharing some beliefs and experiences of disillusionment, these voters primarily cast their ballots based on social issues. As Romney continues to slide in his home state the day before the election, it's possible that Santorum could yet again surpass him in the Michigan and Arizona primaries.

Anna Sale, reporter for It’s a Free Country, joins the program to discuss what matters most to this important GOP block.

Guests:

Anna Sale

Comments [1]

listener

Is the constant mantra of "white working class voter" a so-called "dog whistle" in the effort to create racial and economic division, suspicion and hostility among all Americans to distract from from the reality that they are much worse off then they were four years ago? If Americans of whatever background feel that the administration's policies have failed them with no serious plans for the future are they supposed to feel guilty and self conscience about voting for a change?

Feb. 28 2012 12:10 PM

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