Exit Poll Shows Nearly 70% Of Single Women Voted Democrat In Midterms

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, joined by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens during a House Oversight and Reform Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. In tweets Sunday, July 14, 2019, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn’t identify the women but was referring to Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

At a glance

  • Unmarried women voted Democrat in the 2022 Midterm elections by a significant margin, according to exit poll data.
  • Compared to married individuals favoring GOP candidates this year, a CNN exit poll of 18,571 total respondents found 68 percent of single women marked their ballots for Democratic politicians — a 37-point margin over the Republican Party.
  • “One of the fascinating things about our ongoing political realignment is the massive political incentive Democrats have to keep women unmarried,” tweeted political commentator Mollie Hemmingway.

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