As a White Southern Christian male rural voter and Independent voter, I am not in the least bit surprised by those “Assad-like margins.” The Democratic message to White men was essentially “we hate you” and “you are the root of evil in the world” and you are to blame for “white supremacy” and systematic racism. Even after White working class women in Virginia turned on the Democrats by a stunning 15 to 20 points, the woke scolds on Twitter snarled that it was the Karens again protecting their White sons. Wokeism is so unpopular that a Republican was elected as city attorney in CHAZ.
“WASHINGTON — Yes, the political environment was rough for Democrats on Tuesday night. Yes, playing the Trump and Jan. 6 cards didn’t work as well as they had hoped. And, yes, Democrats lost independent voters in Virginia, per the exit poll.
But there’s an even more troubling takeaway for Democrats now that the dust has settled on Tuesday’s results: They’re losing white voters, rural voters and voters without college degrees by such large margins that it makes winning elections hard.
Even in diverse and highly educated states like Virginia and New Jersey.
Just look at these numbers:
In Virginia, white men made up 36 percent of the electorate, according to the exit poll, and they broke for Republican Glenn Youngkin over Democrat Terry McAuliffe by a 2-to-1 margin, 66 percent to 34 percent. (In 2017’s gubernatorial contest, it was 63 percent to 36 percent.)
White women, who made up 38 percent of voters in Virginia, sided with Youngkin by 14 points, 57 percent to 43 percent. (In 2017, it was just by 3 points, 51 percent to 48 percent.)
Whites without a college degree, representing 36 percent of voters, went for Youngkin, 76 percent to 24 percent. (In 2017, it was 72 percent to 26 percent.)
And while there was no exit poll in New Jersey, we can see this same trend in Republican Jack Ciattarelli’s performance in the state’s whitest and most rural counties. …”
Chuck Todd is worried that the Democrats are too toxic to get elected pretty much anywhere now with these margins with White working class voters.
Here’s something else to ponder:
First, NOVA has the highest concentration of Whites with college degrees of any place in the country, so education polarization should give Democrats their biggest advantage in Virginia. Imagine how much worse the 2022 midterms will be for Democrats in the Rust Belt.
Second, I heard that Youngkin outright won the “Latinx” vote in Virginia, which is not surprising given how the economy was the top issue. “Latinx” voters also moved toward Jack Ciattarelli in New Jersey. It is bad enough that Democrats are losing 88% of White evangelicals now, but losing White women, “Latinx” voters and Independents makes it so much worse for them and compounds the problem.