How Age And Gender Figure Into The Campaign

Posted April 3, 2008 at 10:35am

Gallup has analyzed its daily tracking polls between March 7 and March 31 to see how age and gender “gaps” between the John McCain and with of the Democratic contenders would play out in the general election campaign. It found:

– A match-up between McCain and Hillary Clinton would have a significant gender gap, but their strengths and weaknesses among different age groups would make less of a difference.
– The Obama-McCain match-up is a little more complicated. Obama would enjoy a big advantage – 53 percent to 39 percent – among women in the 18-to-49 group. The flip side is that McCain has a solid 52 percent to 38 percent advantage with men over 50. Gallup says older women and younger men tend to split more evenly among the two.