The campaign for the elections presents both parties with substantial political challenges. Vice President Al Gore, in particular, is struggling with an image problem — while most Americans see him as trustworthy, likable and caring, only one-third see Gore as a strong leader. But in face-offs between the two parties, the GOP enjoys no comparable edge over the Democratic Party, which has plenty of momentum of its own heading into the congressional elections.
PRINCETON, NJ -- The presidential election is shaping up to be strongly divided along gender lines, and to a greater degree than has been seen for any other such contest in at least a half century. Gallup's latest national survey of likely voters, conducted Aprilshows men favoring Republican candidate George W. That swing in support represents a point "gender gap" separating men and women in their vote preferences, and is generally consistent with the gender voting patterns Gallup has seen since January of this year.
Hillary Clinton is now officially the first woman to top the ticket of a major U. Her candidacy and controversial comments about women made by Donald Trump have raised the question of whether a long-standing gender gap in American politics could grow wider in In the and elections, there was no difference in candidate support between men and women.
Note: This article was written prior to the presidential election. Census data on the election are not yet available. October As the presidential election draws closer, the candidates are paying attention to key demographic groups. But which groups are likely to cast votes in the presidential election?
Donald Trump scored an impressive Electoral College victory Nov. Trump won white voters by a margin almost identical to that of Mitt Romney, who lost the popular vote to Barack Obama in Trump appears likely to lose the popular vote, which would make him only the fifth elected president to do so and still win office.
Women don't take anything for granted, including the right to vote. Although we've had that right for less than a century, we exercise it in much greater numbers and greater percentages than men. According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, there are clear gender differences in voter turnout:.
Political Science QuarterlySummervolumeissue 2, page The presidential election of stands at best as a paradox, at worst as a scandal, of American democracy. Bush, but lost the presidency in the electoral college by a count of
Jump to navigation. The gender gap in voting refers to the difference in the percentage of women and the percentage of men voting for a given candidate. A gender gap in voting for presidential candidates has been apparent in every election since