Who Women Want
If you were to gather 10 pollsters in a room and survey them about any gender bias in voting preference, a majority would probably tell you “yes.” Women tend to gravitate toward Democratic candidates. Men tend to favor Republicans.
(Then again, if you were to gather 10 pollsters in a room and surveyed them, you’d need a lot of headache medicine and a month-long vacation to recover.)
It’s not a hard-and-fast rule, and it’s not often by a very wide martin, but it has been the case more often than not.But a survey conducted for the state’s five major newspapers, including the Austin American-Statesman, shows almost an opposite trend, a result that has left a lot of political observers gobsmacked.
Reporter Corrie MacLaggan goes inside the numbers with KUT’s Ian Crawford in this week’s installment of the “Texas Political Parlor.”