Women versus Men in the 2016 election
The image below (original source unknown) is outrageous and politically incorrect. But it’s also funny and insightful.
The gender-divide in the support for Hillary versus Trump is extreme. As of mid-October, Hillary was ahead by 20 points among women, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, while Trump leads among men:
Looking inside the numbers of the two-way horse race, Clinton holds a 20-point lead among female voters (55 percent to 35 percent), while Trump is ahead among men by just three points (48 percent to 45 percent).
Clinton also has the advantage among African Americans (86 percent to 9 percent), non-white voters (76 percent to 16 percent) and those ages 18-34 (54 percent to 36 percent).
Trump, meanwhile, holds the edge among independents (41 percent to 36 percent) and white voters (51 percent to 40 percent). But there is a difference among whites: Those without college degrees prefer Trump by a 56 percent-to-36 percent margin, while those with college degrees break evenly between Trump and Clinton, 45 percent to 45 percent.
Some Trump supporters may think that men who vote for Hillary are being henpecked into voting for her (as the image above suggests).
Just as racial bias partly explains the opposition to President Obama, gender bias no doubt partly explains the opposition to Hillary.
Of course, Trump’s mistreatment of women, and his frequent insulting and degrading comments towards women, offended many people.
The majority of voters are women (at least in Washington State). Let’s hope women save us from Trump and from GOP control of the state senate. In the 41st LD, both state representatives are women (Clibborn and Senn). If Lisa Wellman can defeat Steve Litzow, women will make a clean sweep and that may be enough to flip the senate.