Data Points: Gender Gap in the 2008 Election

There was a 7-point gender gap between men and women who voted for the winning candidate.

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  • 56%: Women who voted for Barack Obama
  • 43%: Women who voted for John McCain
  • 49%: Men who voted for Obama
  • 48%: Men who voted for McCain
  • 51%: Women who voted for John Kerry in 2004
  • 48%: Women who voted for George W. Bush in 2004

Source: Women's Vote Watch