The Gender Gap Could Be a Major Factor in the November Midterms — And Female Voters Are Leaning Democrat

The Gender Gap Could Be a Major Factor in the November Midterms — And Female Voters Are Leaning Democrat

By Alex Henderson / AlterNet

White males, especially older ones in red states, have often been a reliable voting block for the Republican Party. And if the GOP is going to hold on to the House of Representatives and the Senate in the November midterms, it will need all the white male support it can get—especially in light of recent polls showing a strong gender gapwhen it comes to preferences for Republicans or Democrats.

This week, a YouGov survey showed a 24-point gap between male and female voters when it comes to the House of Representatives’ generic ballot. Female voters preferred Democratic candidates by 15%, while male voters preferred Republican candidates by 9%. And that isn’t the only poll showing a gender gap for the generic ballot.

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