Over on Fuse’s Dr. Scoop, a reader asks why middle and lower income people so often vote with Tim Eyman and against their own economic self-interest, to which the good doctor rephrases the question:
First, it would probably be more accurate to ask, “Why do white middle and lower income people often vote with Tim Eyman and oppose progressive tax reforms?” I’ve never seen any evidence to suggest that people of color have this voting pattern. In fact, my data geek friends at Win/Win did a quick analysis and didn’t find any Eyman initiatives that passed in precincts dominated by non-white voters.
Huh. Now that’s an interesting bit of data analysis that at the very least says something about Eyman and the image he projects.