A historic gender gap: why men and women are voting differently

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November 4, 2020

A historic gender gap: why men and women are voting differently

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Genevieve Woodard Hartley and her husband used to vote for the same presidential candidate. Not this year. While both describe themselves as Republicans, the couple, who live in Houston, Texas, is “splitting” its ticket. Ms Woodard Hartley will vote for Joe Biden, the first Democrat she has backed for US president, while her husband is sticking with Donald Trump. “I would ask him how he could vote for someone who speaks in a misogynistic way about women and his bottom line is, ‘I will vote for the Republican, I will vote for a goat if it’s a Republican, it doesn’t matter’,” said Ms Woodard Hartley, whose husband declined to be interviewed and asked that his name not be used. Ms Woodard Hartley added: “That’s his bottom line. And my bottom line is the complete opposite.”

Click here to read the full article published by Financial Times on 3 November 2020.