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The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

Vive le Difference!

Remember how the gender gap was supposed to be going away because women were attracted to the GOP on national security issues (“security moms” and that sort of thing)? Well, it’s back (if indeed it ever went away).
In the latest Zogby poll, Bush’s typically weak re-elect number is 44 percent to 37 percent for an unnamed Democratic opponent. But break it down by gender and you get 49 percent to 33 percent for men and 40 percent to 40 percent for women. Wow. And this is 17 months before the election. By the time the election actually gets here, women should, as usual, be strongly pro-Democratic.