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 candidatesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ support according to votersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“gender-gapÃ¢â‚¬Â is well-known, but, as Gallup points out, this marriage gap doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t appear to merely reflect those underlying demographics as it exists across age and gender lines.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reflected in partisan identification among married and unmarried people overall Ã¢â‚¬â€ almost two-thirds of registered Republicans are married, but fewer than half of all Dems have taken the plunge.