Republican pollster Ed Goeas sees the potential for 2010 to be "the year of the angry white male" at the polls, in part because unemployment is hitting men harder than women. In the recent George Washington University Battleground Poll, 33 percent of Republicans and 26 percent of independents said they were angry. "I'm certainly going to say this is good news for Republicans," Goeas told the Hill newspaper. Other demographic voting groups have been touted as being motivated and defining in other election years, not always accurately, including soccer moms (1996), security moms and NASCAR dads (2004), and hockey moms (2008).
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