Originally Posted by patteeu
Obama won the wealthiest and poorest Americans. He won the wealthiest because they understand that his policies of big government and progressive taxation will benefit them over their less well off competition. He won the poorest because they either have embraced dependency or they have the false impression that Obama's policies of big government and progressive taxation benefit them.
He won the wealthiest because they are socially liberal and live disproportionately in large urban cities which vote heavily Democrat. It doesn't have anything to do with "gaining an advantage" over anyone, they already have all the advantages. They're voting their beliefs. They view the GOP as a rural Southern evangelical party.