October 27, 2006 12:17 PM
Hillbillies Heart Democrats
New polls of rural voters show that in 41 mostly uninhabited yet competitive congressional districts, people say they're voting Democrat by a 13-point margin: 52%-39%.
Iraq is the driving force, because rural voters are much more likely to have relatives in the military. Jobs and the economy are the second biggest concern, due to no jobs and poverty.
And once again proving that hillbillies are smarter and more rational than DC journalists, more than 75% of rural voters say the Cocktober Surprise makes no difference to them. They're voting the Republicans out because their kids are in still in Iraq.
Rural battleground shifts toward Democrats [Rural Tracker]