The Blue Devil wonders why Obama is raising more money than Clinton. One reason is that Obama supporters, on the whole, are significantly wealthier than Clinton supporters.
If you look at three big donor states, California, Massachusetts, and New York, on the whole, Obama has less support as you go down the income ladder. Wealthier people have more money to give, particularly since many mid-sized and small contributions are often ‘impulse buys.’ When you’re treading water, you don’t give to candidates on a whim.
This pattern also holds up in poorer states.
I’ll leave it to you to figure out what this might or might not mean in terms of the general election because I don’t have a clue.