May 20th, 2008
06:38 PM ET
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Schneider: Same party, different cultures

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(CNN) – Just how different are Kentucky Democrats from Oregon Democrats?

Very.

Consider two factors: political ideology and religion.

In Kentucky, only 35 percent of Democratic voters described themselves as “liberal.” The rest said they were either moderate or conservative. Compare that to Oregon, where close to 60 percent of Democratic voters said they were liberal, and about 40 percent said they were moderate or conservative.

There are also big differences between voters in both states when it comes to religion.

In Kentucky, only 7 percent of Democrats reported having no religion, while nearly 30 percent of Democrats in Oregon said they were not religious.

Could these cultural differences point to different overall results in both states? We’ll see.


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  1. vince

    Obama is going to have to get off the GE trail and come back to reality. He has never won an election so he doesn't know how to act. 1992 his lawyers got everyone removed from the ballot. One a very well respected AA woman. Ran unopposed. Didn't his lawyers weigh in about Fla And MI too ? For US senator his competition was beating up on him like a rag doll. Then his divorce proceedings went public ( how'd that happen) and he dropped out rather than air his dirty laundry to the state of Illinois. Republicans bring in Alan Keys. Keys didn't even know how to get back to his motel room and we are supposed to vote for him. This guy is such a newbie. You are a useless senator Obama but for the good of the country it's time to come home. Look on the brightside you can work on the promises you made us.

    May 20, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. Lara

    I feel very sad for America if people in the 21st Century are so shallow that they wouldn't vote for someone because of their skin color. How can we be a world leader when we have so much hate for a person because they don't fit the profile of what a President 's skin color should be. Isn't that what the third world countries do.

    May 20, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
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