Is Democrats' future in hands of women voters?

Written by: Nairita Das
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Washington, Sept 26 (ANI): In the American politics, Democrats have long enjoyed a decided advantage among female voters and even now they are reportedly doing far better among women than men, but the graph has reportedly fallen in some states compared to the earlier years.

According to the Washington Post, in a number of states, men are supporting Republican candidates by significant margins, while women are backing Democratic candidates but not by as much as in some past years.

Mark DiCamillo, a pollster, said that the reason Democrats have won so consistently in statewide races is because women have strongly backed the Democrats.

"California is a blue state. It is a Democratic state. Usually there is a double-digit advantage among women for Democrats," he added.

However, part of the Democrats' problem this year is that men have turned against them in big numbers. White, blue-collar men are particularly alienated from the party, according to Democratic strategists.

According to Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, Democrats do better among unmarried women than among married women. But unmarried women have been hit hard by the recession and may be more difficult than usual to motivate.

"They're in tough shape, and they're hard to get energized," Greenberg added.

Over the next five weeks, Democrats' hopes of holding the House and Senate might depend on their success in once again rallying those female voters, the paper said. (ANI)

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