But, just 30 percent of Democratic women are paying attention the to race, compared to 44 percent of Republican women.
“Data show that there has been a gender gap in attention paid to historical elections as well. One possible, although difficult-to-document hypothesis, is that the general absence of women as candidates for the major parties’ nominations over time could be a factor in women’s overall lower attention to the race. Even this year, despite the presence of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic front-runner, only one other individual out of the more than 20 candidates who began the presidential race is a woman — Carly Fiorina,” said Gallup.
“The implications of the gender gap in election interest are unclear at this point. Women may well vote at their usual levels — women constituted 53 percent of the presidential vote in 2012 based on exit polling — even if their interest levels stay relatively low. It’s also entirely possible that women’s relative interest may pick up once the two parties hold their conventions in July and the nominees are solidified,” said Gallup.