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The Other Side of the Gender Gap

Having noted in this post that 1988 was the last time a majority of American women voted for a Republican presidential candidate, I got to wondering when the last time a majority of American men had voted for a Democratic presidential candidate. I thought it might have been 2008, during the Obama/financial crisis blowout, but it turns out (according to the exit polls) that Barack Obama got a narrow plurality. Bill Clinton got a plurality in his first run, too. The last time a Democrat won most male voters was all the way back in 1976.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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