Missouri voters on Tuesday easily approved a measure aimed at nullifying the new federal health care law, becoming the first state in the nation where ordinary people made known their dismay over the issue at the ballot box.

Here. “Ordinary people”? To the writer those are people in “flyover country”. She goes on to say that “Republican primary voters” appeared to play a crucial role in the vote’s fate. That suggests she is equating the two groups, but the way she wrote the article seems she is trying to say they are different.