November 22, 2014

Gender gap narrows in campaigns

Looking at the gender gap in the campaigns.

Historically, the majority of women support Democrats, but the gender gap has narrowed substantially in both the presidential race and Wisconsin’s US Senate race, according to the Marquette Law School Poll released last week.

Poll Director Charles Franklin says part of that shift in support is the result of the issues being emphasized.

The gap could widen again, depending on whether women feel a candidate is too aggressive.

Also, many women aren’t responding positively to presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment he made in the second debate when discussing pay equity. Although, some pundits say he might have redeemed himself by showing his sense of humor last week during a white-tie charity event in New York along with President Obama.

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