Saturday, January 19, 2008
'Gender Gap' helps Hillary again
The Washington Post at its The Trail blog late this afternoon explored the gender vote in Nevada, with Hillary again winning the female vote. You had to love the AP photo posted with it (here, at right) under the headline "Gender Gap Benefits Clinton." Only in Vegas! Here's an excerpt: "In her Nevada caucus win today, Hillary Rodham Clinton benefited from a sizable gender gap and big turnout from mainline Democrats. According to the network's entrance poll , women made up 59 percent of all caucusgoers, and went for Clinton over Illinois senator Barack Obama by a wide margin (51 percent to 38 percent.
"Race was also a factor for the first time in the Democratic contest. White caucusgoers went for Clinton 52 percent to 34 percent for Obama, while African Americans broke heavily for Obama, 83 percent to 14 percent for Clinton. Nearly two-thirds of Latinos opted for Clinton."