How women voted on Super Tuesday

By Ashe Schow

Women make up more than 50 percent of the electorate, and we all know Democrats will throw around the “war on women” meme during the general election, especially if Hillary Clinton is their nominee.

This makes it interesting to see just how women have been voting during the primaries, so here’s the breakdown from Super Tuesday, which included 11 states for each party.

Alabama

GOP women outnumbered men in the Alabama primary, with an electorate made up of 51 percent women and 49 percent men. Men and women both voted heavily for Trump, but men especially, with 52 percent going for the New York businessman. Thirty-six percent of women also voted for Trump, far more than the 23 percent who voted for Rubio and 21 percent who voted for Cruz. Again, more women than men voted for Rubio, with just 14 percent of men voting for the Florida senator. Cruz performed better with men, with 22 percent voting for the Texas senator.

The breakdown for the Democratic primary was 60 percent women and 40 percent men, with both sexes heavily favoring Clinton. Eighty-percent of women and 73 percent of men voted for the former diplomat.

Alaska

There is no exit poll data for Alaska. We know that Cruz won 36.4 percent of the vote, Trump won 33.5 percent and Rubio won 15.1 percent.

Democrats have not held their primary in Alaska yet.

Arkansas

The GOP primary electorate in Arkansas was 52 percent men and 48 percent women. Thirty-seven percent of men and 31 percent of women voted for Trump. Cruz came in second, with 29 percent of men and 30 percent of women. Rubio followed in third, with 23 percent of men but 28 percent of women.

Yet again, more women than men voted in the Democratic primary, with the electorate made up of 57 percent women and 43 percent men. Clinton won 76 percent of women and 60 percent of men. Sanders won just 23 percent of women and 37 percent of men.

Colorado

There is no exit poll data for Colorado. We know Sanders won 58.9 percent of the vote and Clinton won 40.4 percent.

Georgia

Women actually made up more of the GOP primary voting electorate than men Tuesday in Georgia, 51 percent to 49 percent. The Republican primaries have usually not had a large gender gap, but men have edged out women.

In Georgia, Trump won 35 percent of women and 45 percent of men to win the state. Rubio again had more women than men vote for him, 28 percent to 21 percent. This mean that Cruz actually came in second place with men (22 percent) and third place with women (24 percent).

Far more women than men voted in the Democratic primary, with 62 percent of the electorate made up of women and only 38 percent made up of men. Clinton again handily won both sexes, with 66 percent of men and 76 percent of women voting for the former secretary of state.

Massachusetts

Male Republican voters outnumbered women 52 percent to 48 percent. Trump overwhelmingly won the men’s and women’s votes, with 52 percent of men and 46 percent of women choosing the New York mogul. Rubio came in second with women, at 20 percent, and Kasich came in third with 19 percent. With men, Rubio and Kasich tied for second place with 16 percent of the vote.

Democratic women outnumbered men 58 percent to 42 percent. In the Bay State, however, women favored Clinton 57 percent to Sanders’ 41 percent, but men favored Sanders 58 percent to 42 percent.

Minnesota

There is no exit poll data for Minnesota. We know Rubio won 36.5 percent of the vote, Cruz won 29 percent and Trump won 21.3 percent. For Democrats, Sanders won 61.6 percent of the vote and Clinton won 38.4 percent. We don’t yet know the gender breakdown.

Oklahoma

Republican primary voters in Alabama were split evenly between men and women, and both sexes broke for Cruz. Thirty-five percent of women and 34 percent of men voted for the Texas senator. Almost as many men voted for Trump (33 percent), but fewer women (24 percent) voted for the business mogul. Rubio came in second with women (28 percent) but third with men (24 percent).

Oklahoma was also another state where the sexes split on their support for Sanders and Clinton. Fifty-four percent of Democrat primary voters were women, while 46 percent were men. Women broke for Clinton (48 percent) while men broke for Sanders (60 percent).

Tennessee

In Tennessee, the GOP electorate was made up equally of men and women, and both sexes favored Trump. Forty-three percent of men and 38 percent of women favored the New York businessman. Women equally favored Cruz and Rubio next, at 23 percent each. Cruz came in second with men (26 percent), while Rubio came in third at 18 percent.

 

Women again voted in higher numbers in the Democratic primary, 58 percent to 42 percent. And yet again, both sexes heavily favored Clinton, with 64 percent of men and 70 percent of women choosing her over rival Sanders.

Texas

Women made up 49 percent of GOP voters Tuesday night, while men made up 51 percent. Cruz won both sexes, with 42 of men voting for the Texas senator and 38 percent of women voting for him. Trump came in second in the state with both sexes, with 36 percent of men voting the mogul along with 29 percent of women.

Rubio continued to see more support from women than men, as has been his trend in recent primaries. In Texas, however, the gender gap was much wider than usual, with 21 percent of women voting for the first-term senator but only 14 percent of men voting for him.

As for young voters, who only made up 10 percent of Tuesday’s primary voters, Cruz and Rubio tied for first place, with Trump coming in third.

For Democrats, women made up 57 percent of primary voters while men constituted the other 43 percent. Clinton ran away with the election, winning 56 percent of the men’s vote and a whopping 65 percent of the women’s vote compared to Sanders’ 33 percent.

As is common in the primaries, Democratic voters between the ages of 18 and 29 voted overwhelmingly for Sanders, 64 percent to Clinton’s 34 percent.

Vermont

Republicans again had a small gender gap in favor of men, with 53 percent of primary voters being men and 47 percent being women. Both men and women favored Trump, but Kasich was a close second. Thirty-one percent of women voted for Trump, while 30 percent voted for Kasich. Likewise, 34 percent of men voted for Trump while 32 percent voted for Kasich. Rubio came in third place, over-performing with women 21 percent to 17 percent.

For Democrats, even though voters were made up of 57 percent women and 43 percent men, Sanders ran away with the primary (it is his home state, after all). A whopping 91 percent of men and 83 percent of women voted for Sanders.

Virginia

Men outpaced women in the GOP primary, with 53 percent of the electorate made up of men and 47 percent made up of women. Thirty-eight percent of men preferred Trump, while Rubio garnered 28 percent of their vote. Women, however, preferred Rubio, with 35 percent voting for the Florida senator and 31 percent voting for Trump. Cruz came in third with both sexes, with 18 percent of men and 15 percent of women voting for the Texas senator.

The Democratic primary was made up of 43 percent of men and 57 percent of women. Both sexes preferred Clinton, with 70 percent of women voting for her and just 30 percent voting for Sanders. Men had a slightly smaller gap, with 57 percent voting for Clinton and 42 percent voting for Sanders.

Ashe Schow is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.

Source: www.washingtonExaminer.com

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