Analyzing How Women Vote

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    Politics, Marriage, and Women's Votes
    By Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe
    March 13, 2006

    Unlike the gender gap, there is nothing illusory about the marriage gap. Married women are more likely to vote Republican; unmarried women are more likely to vote Democratic. In the most recent presidential election, unmarried women voted for John Kerry by a 25-point margin, while President Bush won the votes of married women by an 11-point margin: a marriage gap of 36 points.

    "Want to know which candidate a woman is likely to support for president?" asked USA Today in 2004, as the presidential race was heading into the home stretch. "Look at her ring finger."

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