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No Country For White Men, Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories

What’s Up with White Women? They Voted for Romney, Too New Yorker (blog) Age is another factor. Whites, on average, tend to be older than non-whites, and older people (male and female) tend to vote Republican in greater numbers. Religion is also part of the story. Most white women, like most white men, are churchgoing …

The Elephant in the Exit Poll Results: Most Women Supported Romney Huffington Post There have been several headlines about how women, young voters, and even Catholics led the way for Obama. However, it wasn’t the youth, female or any aspect of the religious vote that we should credit; it was the African American and Latino vote.

Gender Gap Costly: Women’s Votes Decisive in Presidential and Senate Races Huffington Post The problem the Republican Party has with women is deep and costly. Their attacks on women’s rights all add up to a widely perceived Republican War on Women that significantly influenced the outcome of the election by creating impactful gender gaps in …

How Qualified Female Candidates Win Elections Boston Daily (blog) It’s been widely noted that female candidates made big gains in this year’s election, in part due to their strong defense against the right’s “war on women.” But how, exactly, did they get it done? New research released this week from the Boston-based …

Minnesota Exit Poll: Gender Gap Decides Amendment | KSTP TV …Men were solidly in favor of the amendment, according to exit polling, but women voted against it by a larger margin. Voters under age 50 also were against it by …

Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories Huffington Post Decisive and large gender gaps emerged in exits polls in all four states with women voting in solid majorities in favor of marriage equality and men opposing, albeit with weaker majorities. If only men had voted, marriage equality would have been …

Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Ballot Measures Ms. Magazine Decisive and large gender gaps emerged in exits polls in all four states with women voting in solid majorities in favor of marriage equality and men opposing, albeit with weaker majorities. “Women are always cast as the more conservative sex …

A battle won in war on women Ottawa Citizen (blog) It might make sense for Canada to have coherent abortion laws rather than a policy vacuum, but there are good reasons why women who have watched what is going on south of the border would be nervous. In the war on women, Tuesday’s election was …

No Country For White Men Daily Beast But if you want real evidence that the “War on Women” meme paid off, take a look at the swing in the gender gap in states that were bombarded with Democratic advertising. In Iowa, the 2008 gender gap was 5 points. This year it was 15. Ohio swung from a …

Women wield record influence at polls, make historic gains in US Senate St. Louis Beacon – Instead of “binders full of women,” political candidates on Tuesday discovered voting booths full of women who had an impact on the outcome of many races around the country. One of the major outcomes – not only of the female vote but …

Why Romney lost Nevada: Women and the gender gap Reno Gazette Journal In this Oct. 24, 2012 photo, women backing President Obama protest outside a convention center in Reno where Republican Mitt Romney was giving a campaign speech. Exit polls show significant support from women was a key factor in Obama’s victory over …

Exit poll: women help Obama to Oregon victory NewsOK.com Here’s a look at their views, according to preliminary exit poll data conducted in Oregon for The Associated Press and television networks: … LEGALIZING POT: Oregon women were more opposed to the measure to regulate marijuana like alcohol than men.

Sen. Hutchison: ‘Stupid’ comments cost GOP female voters The Hill (blog) During an interview with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Hutchison was asked to explain the gender gap that saw President Obama post a strong edge over GOP nominee Mitt Romney with female voters. “I think we had Republican candidates who got very …

Women voters lead way in rejecting extremism Kansas City Star Exit polling by The Associated Press showed women voters going for McCaskill over Akin by a three to two margin, while men supported the two about equally. Younger women favored McCaskill overwhelmingly. In fact, McCaskill benefited hugely from a …

Political Winners Include Women Immigrants National Journal History was made this week on many fronts, one of which was the election of an unprecedented number of women to the 113th US Congress. Notable among these newly elected women are Elizabeth Warren, whose high-profile campaign was a rallying cry …

When Women Vote, Changes Are Made Huffington Post This election season has been about women and yet, not about women. But, women have shown their collective voices through their votes. According to the Reuters Center for American Women and Politics, every presidential election since 1980 has seen the …

Election 2012: Michele Swers on Women in … georgetown.edu Michele Swers, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, discusses the election …

Impact of women’s vote on 2012 election video.foxnews.com How did female voters shape the race? 8:23 min Nov 8, 2012 …

Women and the Election 3 min It was a big election for women, with a record-breaking number of women in the Senate …

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