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Election Stats: Obama Winning With Women

PayScale surveyed our users to find out which candidate appeals most to each gender. In the 2008 election, Barack Obama was popular among women, receiving 56 percent of their votes, according to exit poll data. Does he carry the support of women voters today? It's the battle of the sexes, election-style. 

PayScale surveyed our users to find out which candidate appeals most to each gender. In the 2008 election, Barack Obama was popular among women, receiving 56 percent of their votes, according to exit poll data. Does he carry the support of women voters today? It's the battle of the sexes, election-style. 

According to our data, women still overwhelmingly favor Obama, at 61 percent to Romney's 37 percent. The margin for men is much narrower, with Romney leading at 49 percent of men surveyed to Obama's 47 percent. 

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