Why Do So Many Women Vote For Men And Not Women?

Why Do So Many Women Vote For Men?

Why Do So Many Women Vote For Men? ?

Why Do So Many Women Vote For Men??

Update

Written three years ago but is most likely just as relevant to Hillary Clinton.

Women strongly criticized Hillary Clinton for craving power in a non-feminine and “emotionless” way, and although they liked her when she showed emotion, they didn’t like her when she discussed policy.

Women judged her harshly for standing by her man, suggesting that she did so just to further her own political ambitions.

And The Outcome?

Hilary Clinton barely won 50% of the women’s vote in the Democratic primary fight against Barack Obama.

And she didn’t receive unanimous support among women elected leaders, and several of her female Senate colleagues, such as Amy Klobuchar and Claire McCaskill, endorsed Obama.

I wrote the following a while back, on a different post, but I believe it’s still relevant.

In Connecticut, Republican Linda McMahon had only 34% of the female vote compared to Democrat Richard Blumenthal who had 61% of the female vote.

In Delaware, Republican Christine O’Donnell had only 25% of the female vote compared to her Democratic opponent Chris Coons, who led with 58% of the female vote.

In Nevada, Democrat Harry Reid led Republican Sharron Angle by a 51-33% margin.

So why is this?

Do you have any ideas?

Why do women so often prefer to vote for men?

Will Hillary Clinton Run In 2016?

The NYT is sure she will!

"When she runs in 2016, she will want to separate herself from Mr. Obama".

"That’s normal".

"Doing it now, more than two years ahead of time, is inadvisable".

The New York Times August 13, 2014

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11 Responses to Why Do So Many Women Vote For Men And Not Women?

  1. eagerwatcher says:

    Women are sexists, just like men and they still expect women to behave in feminine and even maternal ways.

    Many women still think of men as protectors and they don’t like the idea of a woman defeating a man in an aggressive male way.

    And a great many women and girls are far more comfortable expressing their aggression through gossip, slander, and ostracism.

  2. peterson says:

    Carly Fiorina, who is facing the tough career politician Barbara Boxer in California, was strongly advised to soften her image.

    She took the advice and later posed in a kitchen wearing pink and her rankings improved, although I obviously can’t say if that’s the reason or not.

  3. miss skeptic says:

    A large number of women continue to feel inferior to men, and therefore deep down, and because of their lack of self-esteem, they don’t feel that another woman could do the job and therefore won’t vote for one.

  4. gillian says:

    Women don’t like other women getting more attention than they get and that includes, cheerleaders, beauty queens, and gorgeous actresses, and because the foregoing are envied they get ostracized more often than they get befriended by other women.

    Female politicians are in the limelight, but their female voters are not, and they don’t like it.

  5. Gladys says:

    Let’s look at Hilary from many a female’s point of view.

    She seems to want to be a man in both her demeanor and politics and I don’t remember her ever wearing a skirt.

    Only black pants, and I remember seeing photos and videos of her and Israeli politician Tzipi Livni together and thinking how they both dressed in such an unfeminine way, and noting how they both walked in such an unfeminine way too.

    Big strides, like cows!

    Not at all like Carla Bruni!

    Hilary therefore seems only a only a partial feminist, and not only appears somewhat far above us, but also seems free from the compromises that other women have to make every day.

    In other words, she seems like patriarchy in sheep’s clothing.

    If she’s a feminist then how for example could she;

    Continue to support bloody wars for so long?

    And countenance the ongoing killing of innocent Iraqi families?

    And the deaths of American soldiers who are also someone’s children?

    The bottom line is that Hilary feels just like all the other old poll-driven opportunistic politicians who seem to craft their positions according to their political needs.

  6. RegSpragg says:

    Women tend not to use their brains when voting!

    The number I have come across who voted for that nice Tony Blair et all because he has nice eyes/smile etc. and sweet FA to do with their policies or what they want to do to a country.

    Reg

  7. live-one says:

    Unlike male politicians, there is evidence that female politicians are expected to live up to a prescribed level of communality and the failure to meet those communal standards elicits a backlash.

    Women who buck the stereotype are quite often depicted as bitchy, selfish, ice-queens, and battle-axes.

    The Los An­ge­les Times warned in 2007, for ex­am­ple, that a wide­spread view of Hil­la­ry Rod­ham Clin­ton as “coldly am­bi­tious might doom her pres­i­den­tial cam­paign”.

  8. knopfman says:

    Just take a look at exit polls and you’ll see that female GOP candidates win more male votes.

    A pattern is shown in most races:

    If the race is between a female Republican and a male Democrat, the Democrat does better with women.

    If the race is between a female Republican and a female Democrat, the Democrat does better with women.

    If the race is between a male Republican and a female Democrat, the Democrat does better with women.

    If the race is between a male Republican and a male Democrat, the Democrat does better with women.

  9. Gemma says:

    The fact that women and men need different kinds of campaign just shows how far we still have left in the fight for equality.

    Of course men and women have lots of differences, but if we were really treated equally there would be no need to approach women on more domestic issues than men, because that campaign (and those aimed at career-centric people) would be aimed at all parents, not just mothers.

  10. Krista says:

    Politically, women are distinct and vote differently from men, sometimes by large margins, and this gender gap opens up at election time everywhere in the world.

    Dr Rosie Campbell, of the University of London’s Birkbeck College, is a specialist on voting behavior and she thinks changes in how women combine home life with paid employment are very important in explaining why so many women have swung to the left.

    “We know that women do the majority of domestic work and childcare”, she says. “And that when they become mothers, there is an impact upon their work/life balance. I would suspect this is all about family life. It’s saying ‘well actually, if I’m going to be out in the workplace, then I need the state to intervene more to provide things like childcare'”.

    American women are significantly less hostile to a “big state” than American men and much more likely to vote Democrat.

    In Sweden, women are particularly anxious to preserve the welfare state and vote accordingly.

    • Jason says:

      Just how important is the female vote?

      In recent elections, voter turnout rates for women have equaled or exceeded voter turnout rates for men.

      Women, who constitute more than half the population, have cast between four and seven million more votes than men in recent elections.

      In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of made adults who voted.

      So the femal vote is more important than the male vote, and it’s no wonder then that we have a democrat in the White House!

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