Doyle McManus: Wielding Wedge Issues

November 27th, 2012

From the Los Angeles Times:

And there’s a bigger gap than the gender gap: the marriage gap. Most married women voted for Romney, 53% to 46%. But unmarried women went overwhelmingly for Obama, 67% to 31%.

“The gender gap is big, but the marriage gap is huge,” Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg noted.

And unmarried women made up an impressive 23% of the electorate, a bloc more than twice as big as those much-studied Latinos.

Why are unmarried women — a category that includes older divorced women as well as young singles — so Democratic?

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