Recent studies show that more women than men are running in elections in America for years. Which, in the opinion of researchers and specialists, completely changes the data used by the parties.
In the 2020 election, 68 percent of women eligible to vote cast their ballots, while only 65 percent of men made the choice. In the 2016 presidential election, 63 percent of women cast their ballots and 59 percent of men.
For example, white men are considered to be the main voters of the Republicans, while women are considered to be the Democrats. However, studies show that white women have been voting proportionally for the Republican Party for years, and this process began in the 1950s.
During the 2016 presidential election, much of the public was surprised to see Donald Trump backed by white women. However, despite the statistics, white men are considered the main voters of the party. At this time, as in 2016, more white women than men voted for the party.
69.6 percent of white women and 67% of men participated in the 2020 elections. In the 2016 election, that figure was 66.8 percent for white women and 64.7 percent for white men.
Jane Joon, a professor of political science and gender studies at the University of Southern California, says the party-centered approach to voter analysis needs to change, but says the process will take much longer.
“Why is that we say a Kentucky senator, but should we say a female senator from West Virginia? Or a presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and a woman of color?” – says Juni.
Ashley Conning, who represents Rutgers University, says politics has been considered a men’s profession for years and rapid changes in it therefore cannot happen.
Despite the data, the study authors say it will take years to do the analysis and change the core groups. Until then, the fact remains that more women than men are running in elections in America.