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The GOP Needs Higher Male Turnout

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While Republicans try to improve their performance with women, Hispanics and other voting groups where they’ve lost badly, they should also figure out a way to increase turnout among one group they almost always win – male voters.

Mitt Romney clobbered Barack Obama by a decisive 7 points among men, but women represented the big majority of voters, some 53%. If males had comprised 53% of the electorate, President Romney would be starting his second year in office.

Rapid improvements in male life expectancy have brought thirty years of steady increases in the male percentage of the population, closing the gap with women,  but at the same time we’ve sharply declined as a percentage of presidential voters.

Bigger male turnout won’t single-handedly turn the political tide, but it would cancel out a growing and often decisive Democratic advantage.

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  1. S Johnson  •  Jan 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Mitt lost due to voter fraud and also he was Rep. In name only,check out the site black box voting

  2. carpe diem36  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    the republican party needs more males – running the party!! we have nothing but eunuchs.

  3. carpe diem36  •  Jan 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    the republican party needs more males — running the party. what we have now is a bunch of eunuchs. they need to be replaced with real men.

  4. Dragonetta  •  Jan 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    The GOP is always looking elsewhere for the problem when the answer is staring right in your face. It’s YOU. You’re the reason why you keep losing. No one in their right mind wants any of you lying, greedy, warmongering, racist, sexist, homophobic a-holes in office.

    • Wayne  •  Feb 9, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Yeah that’s why Rs hold the majority of Governorships and state legislatures. Idiot.

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