Ambush The Gender Gap

by James S. Robbins

The media orthodoxy is that George Bush faces a gender gap in this election, that he is less attractive to women voters for a variety of reasons, from his tough action against terror to his position on abortion. Of course, one could also say that Kerry can’t pull in his share of the men. So what to make of the new Newsweek poll showing both men and women at 49/43 in favor of Bush? Maybe the pop psychologists have it wrong? Maybe there really aren’t “women’s issues” after all? Or maybe Bush is just a better candidate for all Americans? At the very least it should generate some discussion.