It must be great to a be a columnist on The Corner. If the facts don't fit your case, you can just make some shit up, call it anecdotal evidence, and base your blogging on it. And get paid! It's sort of like how oil companies will create environmental-sounding think tanks to deny human kind's contribution to global warming.
I’ve just come back from a weekend in Vermont — and here’s how I understand it: Modestly off people — “real Vermonters,” as some people say — are voting for McCain and Palin. Comfortably off people, such as those who own ski chalets, are voting for Obama and Biden. And the following has been frequently noted about the city of my residence, New York: The rich are voting Democratic. And those who work for them — driving cars, cleaning rooms, and so on — are voting Republican. Yet, when I was growing up, the Republican party was always called the party of the rich, and it still suffers from that label. Over and over, that which I was taught is contradicted by the evidence of my lived experience.
But the only reason why Nordlinger writes about these random unknown people is because statistical evidence (that's easily findable through the google) doesn't bear this out in the slightest. Let's look at (to pick something at random) CNN's Exit Polls for the last Congressional elections... what we find is that the income grouping "under-$15,000" we get 67% voting Dem, 30% voting Rep. And the numbers gradually switch places until we get over $200,000 where 45% vote Dem and 53% vote Rep. Or you could look at this handy chart which shows that since 1972, as household incomes rise families tend to vote Republican.