February 20th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Cafferty: Importance of white male voters overlooked?


These days politics is all about voting blocs – you know African-Americans, Latinos, women. But there’s one group that might not be getting as much attention as it deserves: white men.

These guys often go unnoticed, even though they could play a big role in deciding both the Democratic nominee and the next president.

Working-class white men make up almost one-quarter of all voters. That’s more than blacks and Hispanics combined. The group is usually defined as those without a college degree, including union members and those with service and technical jobs. They typically make less than $50,000 a year. And, they make up huge chunks of the electorate in key states like Ohio, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

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