Women, who make up more than half of all American voters, broke for Barack by 56% － confirming ourselves as a key demographic for candidates to consider and court.
Despite a difficult and divisive primary season for women, we emerged unified and energized. Holla!!
Feministing says it beautifully:
"I'm grateful to the Hillary Clinton supporters who were able to heal and get behind Barack Obama. And I'm infinitely grateful for the women voters who were able to look at Sarah Palin with the sobriety and critical perspective necessary to see through the 'hockey mom' folksiness. She didn't deserve our vote, and ... she didn't get it."
In fact, only about 10% of Hillary supporters crossed over to McCain's ticket.
Other voting verities we women can be proud of:
- Unmarried women gave Obama a victory margin of over 12 million votes (who's got a crush on Obama?).
- 96% of African-American women and 70% of Latinas voted for Obama.
- Even here, in big ol' red state Texas, 52% of women voted for Barack Obama.