Anyone who has been following the political campaigns this year has heard an awful lot of talk about this demographic or that demographic. But for all the talk about Soccer Moms and College Students, the most sought after demographic of all, is still the Middle Class. The reason is simple: The Middle Class has the most people.
All politicians, of course, claim to sympathize with the Middle Class. But the advocacy groups Voter Punch and the Campaign for America's Future have produced a website to help voters cut through the rhetoric and measure a candidate’s words versus his/her actions.
Readers can visit the website TheMiddleClass.org and see how their representatives voted on issues that matter to the Middle Class. The methodology of its rating system is explained HERE.
By the site's measures, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R – 4), received a 7 percent or an “F.” See Gowdy’s Middle Class votes HERE.
Gowdy’s scores rank him even with his SC GOP peers. Tim Scott (R -1), Joe Wilson (R -2) and Jeff Duncan (R – 3), all had 7 percent. Mick Mulvaney (R – 5) had the best score among House Republicans with a 21.
James Clyburn (D – 6) had the highest score of any Palmetto State politician with a 77.