A CNN exit poll shows that nearly 70 percent of single women in the United States voted for Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
According to the Daily Wire, the poll featured a sample of 18,571 respondents, with 68 percent of single women indicating that they voted for Democrats. This represented a staggering 37-point margin over those who voted for Republicans.
Meanwhile, Republicans saw married men vote for them over Democrats by a 20-point margin, and single men chose Republicans by a 7-point margin.
Several conservative commentators pointed out that the stark contrast between married women and single women’s political affiliations appear to support the crucial role that family plays in determining one’s values and ideals. Although the marriage rate in the 1950s was at its highest levels ever, those numbers have since dropped over the last 70 years by 50 percent. According to the Brookings Institution, while nearly 80 percent of American households had married couples, that number had dropped to just 48 percent by 2010.
The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway tweeted that “one of the fascinating things about our ongoing political realignment is the massive political incentive Democrats have to keep women unmarried.”
“The welfare state has incentivized women to marry the government, and men to abandon their financial responsibilities,” said Larry Elder, former talk radio host and the Republican nominee for Governor of California in the 2021 recall election.
Other numbers in CNN’s exit poll reveal a similarly stark difference between the votes of women based on age. While 79 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 29 supported Democrats, only 48 percent of women aged 65 or older did the same.
Inez Stepman, senior policy analyst for the International Women’s Forum, said that the combination of unmarried status and the rise of younger voters will spell certain disaster for the country.
“On the right, we love to mock and complain about this, but Millennials will have the highest proportion of unmarried and childless women hitting 40, probably in all of human history,” Stepman said on Twitter. “And they will vote to ruin your life.”