Hard Proof: Women Are Not A Monolithic Voting Bloc

November 29th, 2012

As more data is available from the exit polling, the extent of the marriage gap – the differences in candidate choice between married and unmarried women – becomes more obvious and undeniable. And as this chart make clear: the marriage gap transcends all racial, age, income, education and other distinctions. Young or old, rich or poor, white, black or Hispanic, unmarried women voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to reelect President Obama.

2012 Voter Returns: Obama vs. Romney

Married Women
ObamaRomney
Unmarried Women
ObamaRomney
Marriage Gap
National 46 – 53 67 – 31 43
Battleground States 46 – 53 6533 39
White women 37 – 62 52 – 46 31
Women of color 78 – 22 91 – 7 28
Latina 67 – 32 8512 38
African-American 95 – 5 972 5
College-educated 4949 6731 36
Non-college 4158 6831 54
Under 50 4751 7126 49
Under 30 5345 7126 37
Under 30 and white 3463 5443 40
50 and over 3861 5148 26
Seniors 4258 5643 29
$50,000 and over 4554 6236 35
With kids 4851 7424 53
Without kids 4355 6434 42
Union Households 5443 8216 55
Non-Union Households 4355 6730 49