15% Would Support Gender Over Candidate They Agreed With On Issues

Fifteen percent (15%) of female voters would vote for a woman who disagrees with them on most issues over a man who agrees with them on most issues. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 15% of male voters would also vote for their gender rather than a woman who agrees with them.

Younger voters are far more likely than their elders to stick with a candidate of their own gender. Only 5% of senior citizens would stick with their gender over a candidate who agrees with them on the issues (see crosstab results).

Twelve percent (12%) of white voters would vote for a white candidate over a black or Hispanic candidate whom they agree with on the issues.

Twenty percent (20%) of black voters would vote for a black candidate rather than a white candidate who shares their views. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Hispanic voters would do the same.

In all of the above cases, between 17% and 23% were not sure how they would vote.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted December 30-31, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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