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In case you were wondering if class war had anything to do with the outcome of the presidential vote in 2012, take a look at the “income” breakdown in The New York Times exit polls for the top 10 swing states.

The division is stark. In eight of the 10 battleground states (Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin), President Obama won voters with incomes under $50,000 while losing voters with incomes of more than $50,000. In the other two swing states (New Hampshire and Colorado), Obama won voters with incomes under $50,000 while tying voters over $50,000 (and losing the subset of voters with incomes over $100,000).

Less than $50,000? Obama won. More than $50,000? Obama lost (or tied). Tell me again why so many Democrats want to screw around with the benefits and retirement ages for Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid? Maybe it’s their lack of class…

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