Race or class?

Patterns of Support among White Voters

Region Obama McCain
South 31 60
Midwest 42 46
West 44 47
Northeast 46 42

Yes, as Stephen reminds us, there’s racism throughout our great nation. But looking at this, and remembering all the stuff I stuck in the first three paragraphs of this post, it’s very, very hard to believe there’s not something special about the Republican electorate in the South, where racial attitudes and class are inextricable.

See also.

UPDATED with better link for that argument.