n. A woman who is married, has children, works in a low-income job, and has little formal education.
Forget the suburban, well-educated soccer moms of 1996. 'It's actually the waitress moms who will decide this election,' Democratic pollster Celinda Lake told a forum on women and turnout. These women like the Democrats' views on education, health care and Social Security, but polls show a majority of them are unlikely to vote.
There are more than twice as many Waitress Moms as Soccer Moms," said Ms. Lake, referring to blue-collar working women without college educations supporting children. "Right now they are voting Democratic, but many of them are undecided. . . . If you want to know the truth, it is now the Waitress Moms who are critical.