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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Political Woman Gap

For John, BLUFNot everything the Democrats tell us about women voters is well centered.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Reporter and opinionator Ms Mona Charen talks about "What women want", in an article in The Washington Examiner.

Here is the paragraph out of the article that is most interesting:

If Americans were marrying at the same rate as they did in the past, this increase in the percentage of women voters wouldn’t help Democrats, because married women tend to vote Republican. Fifty-three percent of married women voted for Mitt Romney, for example, and 51 percent supported Ken Cuccinelli in the 2013 Virginia governor’s race. But marriage is declining. Whereas 65 percent of American adults were married in 1980, just 51 percent of adults were married in 2012. Among the 20- to 34-year-old cohort, 57 percent never married.
I wonder what local Lawyer Renee Aste would make of this?

Hat tip to the Instapundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

Neal said...

Hmmmmmm......the Dems would have us believe that the female vote is their secret weapon..their bread and butter...their ticket to the Big House. Now this. When one reports a few percentage points above or below the halfway point, I become instantly skeptical.....too little....too much chance for error.

Having said that, there are questions behind the questions. Do married women vote Republican because they are married and therefore somehow subjugated to do so? Is that what is being said? And how many of those voting married lady's husbands are voting Republican? Moreover, now that America has officially expanded the definition of "marriage" one wonders if the study can be applied to the married spouse of someone. Is "marriage" the basis for the voting record of a portion of the population?

And in the interest of "inclusion" what are the percentages of married men voting Republican?? Or doesn't that matter?