The Democrats Have a Marriage Problem

The Democrats Have a Marriage Problem

I am a Republican, right wing, not a Democrat and goodness no, I did not vote for Obama.

I am a single woman, but I do not think Obama is doing a good job. I think he’s doing a terrible job. I can’t wait until he is out of office.

(However, I do have friends who are liberals and Democrats. I don’t automatically refuse to befriend someone just because their views do not line up with all of mine.)

I am posting this story because it relates to marriage, and that is one of the topics I sometimes discuss on this blog.

(Link): The Democrats Have a Marriage Problem

Long excerpt:

    Posted 04/08/2014 06:38 PM ET

    Politics: This fall, Democrats will no doubt resurrect the “war on women” theme to try to hold the Senate. But they don’t really care about all women, just the unmarried ones. The IBD/TIPP poll shows why.

    According to the Washington Post, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is building a huge computer database that will let it predict women’s marital status.
    That way they can “pinpoint unmarried women as the target of specific, poll-test messages,” according to one source quoted in the story.

    Despite all the talk among Democrats and the media about the “gender gap” that has supposedly resulted from what they say are Republicans’ anti-women policies, the real gap is between married and single women.

    IBD/TIPP’s monthly survey finds that, on issue after issue, single women are more liberal than their married counterparts — often by wide margins.

    Single women are more content with the current state of affairs, more approving of Obama and far more likely to support his big-government policies.

    Some examples:

    Direction of the country. While 57% of single women are satisfied with the direction of the country, just 32% of married women are. When asked about morals and ethics, the results are very much the same. And on each of these questions, the view of single women tracks those of self-identified liberals.

    Economy. Single women are far more upbeat about the economy as well. More than half (51%) think the economy is improving, and 50% don’t think the country is in a recession right now. Among married women, those results are 39% and 41%, respectively. These answers, too, track the liberal/conservative split. (Oddly, single women are also far more likely to say that someone in their household is unemployed — 27% vs. 17%.)

    Obama. More than half of single women (55%) approve of the job President Obama is doing, compared with just 31% of married women. (His overall approval rate is 40%.) There are similar divides when it comes to grading Obama’s leadership and his handling of the economy, the budget and job creation.

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