Joe Biden received almost double the number of votes than his closest competitor in…
Gender at the Maine Primary
Vice President Joe Biden narrowly pulled out an upset win over Bernie Sanders who won the state of Maine with 64% in 2016.
What do we know about the women of Maine who voted in the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday?
In terms of turnout, women once again made up a majority of Democratic primary voters – totaling 59% of the electorate.
2020 DEM ME PRIMARY TURNOUT
Joe Biden can thank the women of Maine for his victory over the Senator from the neighboring state of Vermont. The 8 point gender gap in their support for Biden coupled with their large turnout was enough for Biden to eek out a 1 point win over Sanders.
MAINE GENDER GAP
Note: The Maine Republican Party did hold a presidential preference contest but President Trump ran unopposed on the ballot. There is no exit poll data available.