Will the Gender Gap Help Ron Paul in S.C. Where Female Turnout will Play a Big Part?Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 09:43
Ron Paul’s been playing to big crowds in Iowa and New Hampshire, but there’s something striking about them — there are usually way more men than women at his events.
That gender gap was evident in the voting in Iowa, too, where entrance polls before the caucuses showed he won a larger percentage of the male vote than the female vote. The gap is persisting into New Hampshire, where The Washington Times/JZ Analytics poll released last week found a 12 percentage point difference between his support from men and women.
Following Iowa’s voting, his supporters took note.
“Huge gender gap! We are not getting women voters!” read the headline on an active discussion on DailyPaul.com, an independent website that has become a must-read forum for his supporters.
But this year, Rep. Ron Paul and Mr. Gingrich appear to be making pitches that resonate more with men than women.