Tag: Men Voters

Insults and Ads: How Gender Hurts Trump but Doesn’t Lift Clinton

Lynn Vavreck, New York Times – The Upshot – April 30, 2016

Donald Trump thinks Hillary Clinton is playing “the women’s card.” But evidence suggests that if anything is making gender a potent issue in this campaign, it’s Mr. Trump’s words, not Mrs. Clinton’s.

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Trump’s Calculated Misogyny

Dana Milbank, Washington Post – April 29, 2016

“I wasn’t playing the woman’s card,” Donald Trump said Thursday when asked about his claim that Hillary Clinton was playing the “woman card” and that if she were a man, she would get only 5 percent of the vote. For once, I agree with Trump: He wasn’t playing the woman card. He was playing the man card — and he was dealing from the bottom of the deck.

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Why Donald Trump Should be Careful About Accusing Hillary Clinton of Playing the ‘Woman’s Card’

Philip Bump, Washington Post – April 27, 2016

If you took only the male vote in those states and divvied up the delegates proportionally, Clinton would still be leading Sanders, by about 150 delegates. Without women casting a single vote.

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Even the Thought of Earning Less than Their Wives Changes How Men Behave

Dan Cassino, Harvard Business Review – April 19, 2016

Merely asking the question about spousal income led to enormous shifts in men’s preferences in the upcoming presidential election. Men who weren’t asked about spousal income until late in the survey preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in a hypothetical general election matchup by a 16-point margin; men who were asked about spousal income only a few questions before being asked about the Clinton-Trump matchup preferred Trump by an eight-point margin — a 24-point shift in preferences.

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This Is Why White Affluent Young Men Vote Donald Trump, In Their Own Words

Mathew Rodriguez, Mic – April 12, 2016

In a new video released by CBS News, young, mostly white men — “Trump bros,” the network calls them — who support the Republican presidential candidate and business mogul told the outlet why exactly the billionaire has their support.

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What Some Men Have Against Hillary Clinton

Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post – March 30, 2016

Democrats could name the first female presidential nominee from either party in the summer, while the Republican nominee could be a man who can’t seem to stop offending women with public comments about how they look. Perhaps more than in any previous presidential election, a contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could turn into an extended national debate about women’s place in society.

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The League of Men Voters

Emma Roller, New York Times – March 29, 2016

Women — a group that makes up 52 percent of the voting-age population — are catered to like a niche group. Why don’t men, specifically white men, get this treatment? Where are the candidates seeking out “security dads” or the key “single men” voters? The answer is simple: In electoral politics, white men are the air we breathe and the water we swim in.

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Does Hillary Clinton’s Gender Hurt Her Among Male Voters? Political Scientists Weigh In.

Emily Crocket, Vox – March 29, 2016

Democrats have bickered amongst themselves over “Bernie Bros,” pundits have caused controversy by criticizing Hillary’s “shouting” or telling her to “smile,” and there’s no telling what will happen if Clinton goes up against Donald Trump, famous for his misogynistic remarks, in the general election. But will sexism or stereotypes about Clinton’s gender actually affect who votes for her? That’s a much more complicated question. One experiment just found that Clinton’s gender could cost her as much as 24 points against Trump among male voters, and 8 points overall.

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Thought of a Woman President Rattles Male Voters in New Jersey

Dan Cassino, Fairleigh Dickinson Poll – March 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton is expected to easily beat a Republican candidate in New Jersey’s November presidential election, but there are signs the discomfort some people—particularly men—have with the thought of a female president could cost Clinton as much as 8 percent of the vote, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Male voters who were prompted to consider Clinton’s gender are 24 percent less likely to support her in a match-up against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

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Trump Supporters Have a Sexist Field Day with Elizabeth Warren

Leigh Cuen and Jody Sieradzki, Vocativ – March 22, 2016

On Monday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren went in hard on GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, calling him a loser, a failed businessman and a serious threat in a series of Tweets. Trump responded by snidely referring to her as “the Indian” at a Washington D.C. press conference. Within hours, Warren’s social media accounts were flooded with sexist online harassment. Tale as old as time.

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