Barack Obama: Democratic persidential candidate; about 18 million votes, or 6 percent of the American population.
John McCain: Republican presidential candidate; about 9.6 million votes, or 3 percent of the American population.
We have us a race -- the people have spoken!
Each of the candidates has a problem with some voters. Obama:
At the same time, his consistent inability to win the votes of white downscale voters has become an election issue wielded by Hillary Clinton as a damning weakness for the general election.
McCain's relatively low support among white evangelicals does not necessarily mean he has lost them for the general election, however.
There go those pesky whites again, spoiling it for everybody.