Battle for Democratic Women Moves to NC

Older voters favor Clinton; Obama supporters skew younger
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 4:45 PM CDT
Battle for Democratic Women Moves to NC
Supporters cheer as they listen to Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Weeks after the Democratic nomination is usually in the bag, one consistent subplot of this year's campaign is surfacing in North Carolina: Women are split over their choice. Thirteen percent are still undecided, minor compared to the 12% of men who haven’t chosen—but a huge number compared to previous years. A big Clinton lead among women evaporated by late January, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

“I’m really torn,” said one older female voter. “There’s so much I like about both Clinton and Obama—I swing back and forth.” One professor wasn’t sweating her indecision too much: “it’s a good problem to have,” she said. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.