Obama’s Gender Gap No. 1: Gallup

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Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, on Nov. 6, 2012.

President Barack Obama’s re-election benefited from the largest gender gap  in the Gallup Poll’s 60 years of measuring the vote among men and women.

Obama won among women by 12 points, by 56-44 percent, and lost to Republican nominee Mitt Romney among men, by 54-46 percent.

That 20-point difference — a 12-point advantage among women and 8-point disadvantage among men — was the largest recorded by Gallup since 1952.

The president enjoyed a 14-point advantage in 2008, all among women. He tied Republican nominee John McCain among men.

Gallup said its second-biggest gap occurred in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan had a 28-point advantage among men and just a 10-point edge among women, for difference of 18 points.


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