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Politico Editors Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen: A Non-White--or a Female--or an Educated White Male--Vote Is Only Worth 3/5

Josh Marshall observes:

The Wisdom of Politico:

Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen: If President Barack Obama wins, he will be the popular choice of Hispanics, African-Americans, single women and highly educated urban whites. That’s what the polling has consistently shown in the final days of the campaign. It looks more likely than not that he will lose independents, and it’s possible he will get a lower percentage of white voters than George W. Bush got of Hispanic voters in 2000.

A broad mandate this is not.

Josh believes--and I believe--that it will be just as broad a mandate as any election with the same headline numbers. The fact that a smaller-than-Republican percentage of the total is made up of less-educated white male voters is neither here nor there.

Shame on Politico.