I was looking at the latest poll in the Ohio governor’s race.
I wasn’t surprised that the race appears to be tied. Despite media’s best efforts to call it for Kasich, Strickland has been saying for weeks that it’s close.
I was surprised at the income distribution of people who plan to vote for Strickland. They’re middle class. The median household income in Ohio is about $48,000.
Sherrod Brown defines “a middle class household” in Ohio at $43,000.
In the $40,000 to 59,999 income level, Strickland beats Kasich by 16 points. In fact, Strickland beats Kasich by double digits at each and every income level until we get to the highest income level, which in this poll is “$60,000 and over”, and that’s where we finally see John Kasich pull ahead.
If you’re in Ohio and want to meet some real live members of the elusive and mysterious middle class that media and pundits are always yammering nonsensically about, do GOTV for Strickland.