(CNSNews.com) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor who failed in trying to retake the governorship on Tuesday, had problems appealing to male voters, according to the exit poll published by CNN.
Overall, Republican Glenn Youngkin beat McAuliffe by the narrow margin of 50.68 percent to 48.55 percent. But among male voters, according to the exit poll, Youngkin beat McAuliffe 56 percent to 44 percent.
McAuliffe margin of victory among women--53 percent to 47 percent--was not as large.
Youngkin won among both men with children (58 percent to 42 percent) and men with no children (54 percent to 46 percent). McAuliffe won among women with children (54 percent to 46 percent) and women with no children (56 percent to 44 percent).
Among white men, Youngkin won 66 percent to 33 percent. But McAuliffe won among black men (87 percent to 13 percent).
Among white voters of both sexes, Youngkin won 61 percent to 38 percent; and among voters of color McAuliffe won 78 percent to 22 percent.