Let the ladies lead the way.
Courtesy of CNN:
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in the polls for a lot of different reasons. One large one is his support from female voters.
Biden is earning a historic amount of support from female voters for a presidential nominee when examining polling over the last 70 years.
Take a look at the most recent live interview polls of registered voters from May and June compiled by The New York Times’ Nate Cohn.
Biden is leading among female registered voters by 59% to 35%, a 25-point margin when the numbers aren’t rounded. That’s a significant increase from his 19-point advantage earlier this year and the 14-point lead Hillary Clinton had in the final 2016 preelection polls of registered voters. Clinton had a 13-point edge with likely female voters.
We can go back even further. Prior to 2016, Gallup would take its final preelection poll and readjust it to match the final margin. I look to Gallup to make the closest apples-to-apples comparison (i.e preelection polling to preelection polling) that we can make.
The only year that comes close to what we see in the polls right now is 1964. That year, Democrat Lyndon Johnson won nationally by 23 points overall, and Gallup had him taking the women’s vote by 24 points.
In no other year since 1952 did the Democratic nominee win among female voters by more than 15 points.
Unfortunately, this lead with women does not translate to both genders:
Perhaps what makes Biden more impressive with women is how weak he is with men. He’s seen only a 2-point climb with them from earlier this year and is still losing them to Trump by 6 points. That’s about how Clinton did with them in the final 2016 preelection polling. Clinton trailed by 5 and 7 points among registered voters and likely male voters, respectively.
In fact, the only candidate to win the presidency since 1952 and do as poorly as Biden is doing with male voters right now was Barack Obama in 2012. Obama lost them by 6 points, per Gallup’s tally.
I have to say that there are times when I am really disappointed with my gender.
I mean do guys really admire this cowardly, thrice-divorced, blowhard?
He is a bully, and in my world real men stand up to bullies, they don’t vote for them.
And now we have to rely on the women to bail us out from our own stupidity.
How pathetic and unmasculine.