Presidential Poll Reveals Re-emerging Gender Gap in Gore’s Favor

Since the Democratic National Convention last week, Vice President Al Gore received a post Democratic convention bump, putting him ahead in the Washington Post – ABC poll, and even in the CBS and CNN – Gallup polls:

Washington Post –

ABC Gore pre-convention: 43%—–post-convention: 50%

Bush pre-convention: 52%—–post-convention: 45%

CBS News

Gore pre-convention: 35%—–post-convention: 45%

Bush pre-convention: 50%—–post-convention: 44%

CNN – Gallup

Gore pre-convention: 39%—–post-convention: 47%

Bush pre-convention: 55%—–post convention: 46%

The convention also warmed up women and minority voters, who had been unexpectedly with Gore. According to the Washington Post – ABC poll, as of August 22, 2000, Gore had attracted 56% of women voters, while Bush had 51% of the male vote. Support for Gore from women voters registered as Independents grew significantly after the Democratic convention.


The Washington Post; CNN; CBS - August 22, 2000

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