Gender Gap Facts:
In 2008. 65.7% of women and 61.5% of men voted.
That's 70.4 million women and 60.7 million men- a difference of 9.7 million.*
In 2004, 60.1% of women and 56.3% of men voted.
That's 67.3 million women and 58.5 million men - a difference of 8.8 million.*
In 2000, 56.2% of women and 53.1% of men voted.
That's 59.3 million women and 51.5 million men - a difference of 7.8 million.*
In 1996, 55.5% of women and 52.8% of men voted.
That's 56.1 million women amd 48.9 million men - a difference of 7.2 million.*
The gender gap cuts across all major demographic factors, including marital status, race, income, age and education. In a closely divided nation, even small shifts in the political choices of men and women can have significant electoral consequences.