The gender gap was alive and well in CNN’s post-debate poll, but what was surprising was that men and women agree that Kamala Harris won.
NEW @CNN snap poll of debate watchers: who won the debate?
Harris – 69% (+39)
Pence – 30%
Harris – 48% (+2)
Pence – 46%
(Sample is 38% Dem, 33% Ind and 29% GOP) pic.twitter.com/WveNbDXSZ1
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) October 8, 2020
If the gender gap in the polls repeats itself on election day, Trump and Pence will get blown out. The male non-college-educated rural voter is the backbone of Donald Trump’s support. Men, in general, are the majority of Trump voters. Joe Biden has gotten Trump’s lead with men into the single digits in both state and national polling.
One would have expected, Pence would have been able to hang on the support of men, but more men thought that Kamala Harris won.
One dynamic for the election will be both simple and telling to follow. If Biden/Harris carries women by 30 or more points, and Trump/Pence carries men by single digits, the election will be a blow out victory for Democrats.
The results of the CNN post-debate viewer poll are unambiguous. Kamala Harris won, as Mike Pence can’t save the sinking Trump presidency.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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