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« on: April 08, 2012, 12:43:25 pm »
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ive asked this question before but ive never gotten a clear expert.

why did reagan under-perform in tn in 1984?  he did worse than his national number there...and he certainly did worse than the southern average.

im baffled.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 01:16:47 pm »
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Because of the TVA? 
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 01:47:41 pm »
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Mondale did relatively decent among rural working class Democrats; the "Reagan Democrats" were urban/inner suburban. We mostly think of coal country when we remember that, but it's true of TVA Country as well.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 03:09:16 pm »
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Mondale did relatively decent among rural working class Democrats; the "Reagan Democrats" were urban/inner suburban. We mostly think of coal country when we remember that, but it's true of TVA Country as well.

And the overhyped "Reagan Democrats" were more upwardly mobile, middle-class or nearly middle-class voters in the cities and suburbs.
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