Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Perdue, Moore, and the Gender Gap

One of the most striking results of last week's Survey USA poll on North Carolina was a 30 point gender gap between Bev Perdue and Richard Moore. Perdue led by 23 points among women, while Moore led by 7 with male voters.

Our monthly tracking polls this year have tended to show some level of gender gap between the candidates but never one this large.

The largest gap our surveys have shown is 19 points in August. In April and June Moore even polled better with women than he did with men. The average gender gap of our 11 monthly polls this year shows Perdue faring nine points better with female voters than males. That seems about right.

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