Voters Reject Gender As Major Voting Factor
Monday, December 10, 2018
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, one of many Democrats with an eye on their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, tweeted last week that America’s future is female and “intersectional” (focused on overlapping areas of discrimination). But voters insist gender doesn’t drive how they vote.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters consider a political candidate’s gender important in determining how they vote, with 12% who say it’s Very Important. For 76%, a candidate’s gender is not important to their vote, including 51% who say it’s Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6 and 9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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