Provided They Show Up, Single Women Voting Bloc Could Help Dems In General Election
Provided if they show up, the voting bloc comprised of single women could be a force to be reckoned with in favor of the Democrats. Should they participate in the general election, the single women voting bloc would be helpful to the eventual Democratic nominee against presumed GOP nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona.
Should John McCain get help from the Evangelical Christian voting bloc, the voting bloc of single women could possibly be the answer for the eventual Democratic nominee should it be Senator Hillary Clinton of New York or Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.
In a new poll, it reveals that single women could be the Democrats answer to the conservative bloc of the Republican Party. It has been revealed that most single women tend to prefer a candidate who is a Democrat. However, this is a double meaning. The poll also reveals that single women are less than likely to vote than married women. It means that the eventual Democratic nominee could risk losing that valuable voting bloc in the upcoming general election.
According to Stan Greenberg, the chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, which helped conduct the poll, the single women voting bloc has become more excited about this election. Greenberg says that they have not just become more excited, they have become more engaged.
While this may be good for the Democrats, there is one thing apparent; none of their issues are being addressed. As a result, the eventual Democratic candidate could risk losing that major voting bloc.
“They are looking for pay equity to be addressed. Minimum wage, daycare, education, those are not issues that they’ve heard the candidates talk about,” Greenberg explains.
So far, Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Barack Obama, and Senator John McCain have been trying to appeal to women voters. However, a Pew survey that was conducted back in March reveals that McCain does not have that strong support amongst the women voters. In short, McCain lags behind Obama and Clinton.
In a sense, this will also be a race on who will get to the women voters first. Recently, a new poll released by Washington Post/ABC News has revealed that Democratic voters’ trust in Clinton is diminishing.
However, it will depend on the candidates bringing up those issues let alone how well they are brought up.
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