To Hold Senate, Democrats Rely on Single Women

To Hold Senate, Democrats Rely on Single Women

“Half of all adult women over the age of 18 are unmarried — 56 million, up from 45 million in 2000 — and now account for one in four people of voting age. (Adult Hispanics eligible to vote, a group that gets more attention, number 25 million this year.) Single women have become Democrats’ most reliable supporters, behind African-Americans: In 2012, two-thirds of single women who voted supported President Obama. Among married women, a slim majority supported Mitt Romney.

‘You have a group that’s growing in size, and becoming more politically concentrated in terms of the Democrats,’ said Tom W. Smith, director of the General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago.

Single women, Democrats say, will determine whether they keep Senate seats in states including Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan and North Carolina — and with them, their Senate majority — and seize governorships in Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, among other states.”

[via Political Wire]

Now women just need to vote! (Have you updated your voter registration information?)

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