Patt Morrison for September 23, 2010

Men are from that angry red planet and women are from that sad blue one

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Some polls show that men are fighting-mad about the economy, while women are depressed and unenthusiastic.

A wide range of polls are turning up some interesting findings about the sexes in this election season, mainly that men are fighting-mad about the economy, while women are depressed and unenthusiastic. Pollsters are already projecting that that burning ball of fire in men’s guts will drive them to the polls come November, while women’s sense of hopelessness over current politics will keep them at home. Considering the age-old trope that men generally tend to vote Republican while their female counterparts favor Democrats, what could these numbers be foreshadowing for an election season already chalked up to be a referendum on incumbents? And will the men, a majority of who voted Democrat in 2008—the first time that’s happened since 1992, have a change of heart?

Guest:

Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com blog, a website that collects and analyzes trends in political polling


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