Poll-watch: Gallup Finds Wedding-Cake Sized Marriage Gap in Pres Race

Gallup, whose tracking poll has Obama and McCain in a statistical dead-heat overall, has an enormous gap between the candidates’ support according to voters’ marital status, with McCain leading by 13 points among those who have tied the knot and Obama up an eye-opening 22 points among those who are still ... shall we say, free.


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More young people are single than people over 35, and Obama enjoys a significant age gap, and more men are married than women, and the “gender-gap” is well-known, but, as Gallup points out, this marriage gap doesn’t appear to merely reflect those underlying demographics as it exists across age and gender lines.

It’s reflected in partisan identification among married and unmarried people overall — almost two-thirds of registered Republicans are married, but fewer than half of all Dems have taken the plunge.

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