Gender Gap: Obama Down 8 Among Men; Romney Down 8 Among Women

By Terence P. Jeffrey | August 26, 2012 | 12:54 PM EDT


President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in Dubuque, Iowa on Aug. 12. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

( - According to the Gallup tracking poll of the presidential race, there is a gender gap in the candidates' appeal: Men are more likely to favor Republican candidate Mitt Romney and women are more likely to favor Democratic candidate Barack Obama--by the exact same percentages.

In Gallup's tracking between July 30 and August 19, 50 percent of male registered voters said they supported Romney and 42 percent said they supported Obama. At the same time, 50 percent of female registered voters said they supported Obama and 42 percent said they supported Romney.

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and Ann Romney (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

The Gallup poll showed a similar, but larger disparity, between married and unmarried registered votes. Among those who were married, Romney led Obama 55 to 37. Among those were not married, Obama led Romney, 57 to 34.

Overall, the same Gallup poll showed Obama and Romney tied at 46 percent each among registered voters.

The Gallup survey was based on interviews with 9,678 registered voters.

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