Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gender Gap Through the Roof!

Nate Silver has the encouraging details. Not only are women supporting Obama in very large numbers, historically more women than men vote!

With a little bit of luck, that will hold true in Ohio:

‘Gender Gap’ Near Historic Highs By NATE SILVER: If only women voted, President Obama would be on track for a landslide re-election, equaling or exceeding his margin of victory over John McCain in 2008. Mr. Obama would be an overwhelming favorite in Ohio, Florida, Virginia and most every other place that is conventionally considered a swing state. The only question would be whether he could forge ahead into traditionally red states, like Georgia, Montana and Arizona.

The large gender gap comes despite the fact that men and women’s economic roles are becoming more equal..

This suggests the gender gap instead has more to do with partisan ideology than with pocketbook voting; apart from their views on abortion, women also take more liberal stances than men on social issues ranging from same-sex marriage to gun control.