What Really Matters According To the NY Times

At its generally killer primary/caucus info site, the New York Times has the following “profiles of the voters” for the two main parties. Note the most important factor, evidently, for each (these numbers are for the close state of Missouri, btw)….

Profile of the Voters

Democrats

Based on questionnaires filled out by voters across the state.
% of total Clinton Obama Edwards
37 White men 48 39 6
43 White women 57 38 5
6 Black men 12 80 3
9 Black women 28 72
22 Independent or something else 31 59 3

Republicans

Based on questionnaires filled out by voters across the state.
% of total McCain Romney Huckabee
28 Moderate 48 22 17
65 Conservative 25 35 34
54 Born-again or evangelical Christian 24 28 40
60 Candidate’s position on the issues is most important 26 32 31
37 Candidate’s leadership is most important 43 26 24

Am I the only one pissed off by this race/gender v. political philosophy dichotomy?

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