“Man of the People” Obama Won 8 of 10 Wealthiest Counties

Because this really is a class war. A war between a liberal upper class and the middle class.

In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties.

And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote, in which Obama was leading by 50 percent to 48 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting.

In the richest, Massachusetts’ Nantucket County, where average annual household income is over $137,000, Obama won by 63 percent to Romney’s 36 percent

In none of the richest counties was the margin of victory wider than in California’s Marin County, just north of San Francisco, where the president won by 74 percent to 23 percent, with all precincts reporting. In Marin, the average annual household income is $128,544.

CNBC doesn’t focus in on Loudoun County or Fairfax County, for obvious reasons, because it might raise the question of where some of Obama’s biggest backers get their money.

The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show.

With a median household income surpassing $119,000, Loudoun County heads the list. Fairfax County, at nearly $106,000, is second. Both have held the same positions for several years running.

The rankings in the 2011 American Community Survey released Thursday expand Washington’s dominance among high-income households, reflecting a regional economy that was largely cushioned as the recession yanked down income levels elsewhere. Household incomes rose in most counties around Washington last year, even as they continued to sink around the country.

The stability of an economy built on the pillars of the federal government, its legions of contractors and a flourishing high-tech sector is evident in the income rankings.

The government class voted for the government class. Big surprise.

  • BS77

    Welcome to Animal Farm……………….a nation run by Hollywood elites, a leftist mass media and celebrity politicians….don't let your expectations overtake your rationality.

    • leonora

      ABC, NBC and CBS all interview white male republicans more than any other group. If the media in this nation was any more right-wing, Goebbels himself would give it its blessing. Go help romney pack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clancey.mitchell Clancey Mitchell

    As I heard it said…it is difficult to beat Santa Claus!

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
    ― Alexis de Tocqueville

  • cynthiacurran

    The problem wih this is some of the weathest counties are in Texas they are not included on the list.Texas has the second most millionaires and billionaires next to California Mitt carried most of the weatlhiest counties in Texas. Marin is the size of south Orange County and South Orange County including Newport Beach voted for Romney. Don Bren supported Romney the CEo of the Irvine company who is a billionaire. The Dems and the Republicians both had their wealthy supporters and voters.

    • Mary Sue

      Nobody's disputing that there are Rich Republicans in some places, but the thing about this is it sort of distorts the lens of the narrative that Obama is for the Middle Class while hobnobbing with the likes of Steve Jobs' buddies and Theresa Heinz's socialite friends. And whoever else there is that's rolling in Kennedy Trust Fund dough. And the Hollywood millionaires. Obama's an elitist, plain and simple.

    • chris1616

      Romney's home county in San Diego voted for President Obama. Romney has the rare honor of having all his home States (4 or 5 if you're counting) voting against him. Ryan's home district and his State voted for President Obama. That pretty much gives them the earned title of losers by the areas that knew them the best. Do you remember the joy the Republicans had by saying if only Gore had won his home State of TENN. It's rare for a Presidential Candidate to lose his home state. Romney is rare.

  • riverboatbill

    These people do not have wealth, they have government money.

  • Spider

    What happens when China decides to cancel our credit card because of credit risk and Santa Claus' bag runs dry? No more welfare checks, No more food stamps, no more free phones? More likely the government will keep making these payments with printed money that will be debased and worthless which will be even worse becaue everyone will then be financiallly wiped out

  • Mary Sue

    Irony: Obama pandering to and musing about how much he cares about the middle class all while courting and wooing and benefitting from the 1% among the Rich Leftists. I dunno, maybe in his mind this is how they are in part "paying their fair share"? Maybe in theirs, too?

    What would be really interesting is if all these leftists who are oozing money out of every pore actually believe that They Didn't Build That, and that they are Lucky. Or even, that they're stealing it from the poor!