Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Election Gender Gap Vote

Gallup has released it's 2012 gender gap vote. It reveals the highest voting gap on record since the 1952 election.

The president won 56 percent of women's votes this year, while Mitt Romney won 54 percent of the male vote. This created a 20 point difference between the two groups. This could mean that more men were influenced by Romney's pro-business stance or that more women were turned off by his position on women's rights issues.

In the past six elections, women have leaned Democratic while men have voted mostly conservative. During this same period, men favored Democrats only twice, in 1992 and 1996, when they voted for President Clinton. But since 1952, when Gallup first began collecting this information, Democrats had lured men in only four of the 16 elections.

An initial review of the results suggest that men and women vote along party line. But in election years 1962 and 1974, Democrats had either lost or won an equal amount of male and female voters.

Does this suggest that we are more inclined to vote on issues and not merely align ourselves with an individual political party?

Let me look into this further. Until then, you can read more about the poll at http://bit.ly/SWhUS2.




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