Low-Income and Minority Voters Ignored

On 9/21, Project Vote released a new poll of 2008 voters and their opinions on government and public spending, “What Happened To Hope & Change?” Not surprising, voters are most concerned about the economy; more than one in three black voters and low-income voters reported not having enough money to buy food for their families in the past year. But Project Vote says media fascination with the Tea Party has drowned out the voices of a large and growing component of the electorate: black voters, young voters, and lower income voters. Polls show those who sympathize with the Tea Party are overwhelmingly older, white, and higher income Americans, and Project Vote’s poll shows that they do not represent the views of mainstream Americans or the groups that make up the rising American electorate. Download the full report here.

(posted via projectvote.org)

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