US Poll: Women voters could give women candidates a boost in the Democratic primary

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US Poll: Women voters could give women candidates a boost in the Democratic primary

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There’s a historic number of women running for the Democratic presidential ticket this cycle, and while several are considered top-tier candidates, they still aren’t leading the polls just yet. One key group that could give them a boost: women voters.

According to April polling conducted by Morning Consult, women voters could be slightly more likely than men to pick a woman candidate as their first choice in the Democratic primary.

In the latest weekly survey from the firm, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were the top candidates across Democratic voters overall, but when the data was broken out across gender, women voters backed several of the top women candidates at higher rates than male voters. While this trend is one that’s been consistent in at least three weeks of the firm’s weekly polling, a spokesperson for Morning Consult cautioned that it’s not statistically significant given the survey’s margin of error, which is plus or minus 1 percentage point.

Click here to read the full article published by VOX on 10 April 2019.

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