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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Confirmation of "the Slut Vote"

A couple days ago I had noted a post discussing the "slut vote," as the author described it. Some confirmation from a couple articles at the Daily Mail. First, this article describing the overwhelming support for Obama by single women:
As a devoted supporter of President Obama, it's perhaps unsurprising Beyoncé predicted his future just perfectly: All the single ladies put their hands up for his second term in the White House.

Obama secured a staggering 67 per cent of votes from unmarried women in Tuesday's presidential election, while Romney achieved just 31 per cent, exit polls have revealed.

Romney fared better among married women, outperforming Obama by seven points - yet the 36 point lead the president had among single women helped him cruise to a win.

'Unmarried women were the drivers of the president's victory,' Page Gardner from the Women's Voices Women Vote Action Fund told the Guardian.

Just 44 per cent of total female voters supported Mitt Romney, while 55 per cent voted to re-elect Obama - and with women making up 53 per cent of the electorate, those numbers were enough to play a significant role in keeping the GOP out of the White House.

Obama also achieved staggering numbers of votes from ethnic minorities - including 93 per cent of all African-American voters.
Interestingly, nearly 40 per cent of the African American voting population and a third of the Hispanic population are unmarried, research by VWVAF revealed.
Second, this article included a map showing how the election would have turned out if only white men had voted:

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