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Gender at the Texas Primary
Vice President Joe Biden won Texas with 35% of the vote, the second biggest delegate prize of Super Tuesday, beating out Bernie Sanders (30%), Mike Bloomberg (14%), and Elizabeth Warren (11%).
What do we know about the women of Texas who voted in the Democratic primary.
In terms of turnout, women once again made up a majority of Democratic primary voters – totaling 56% of the electorate.
2020 DEM TX PRIMARY TURNOUT
In the end, it was the big turnout of women voters who delivered the Texas victory to Biden. The former Vice President picked up 33% of the female vote compared to 27% for Sanders, 15% for Bloomberg, and 14% for Warren. Men, on the other hand, supported Sanders (34%) over Biden (33%).
And what about the gender gap – how did women differ from men in who they supported?
Men were more likely than women to support Sanders (a 7 point gap) and Bloomberg (a 1 point gap). On the other end of the spectrum, women were more likely than men to support Elizabeth Warren (a 7 point gap).
TEXAS GENDER GAP
Note: The Texas Republican Party did hold a presidential preference contest with President Trump receiving 94% of the vote and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld receiving 1% of the vote. There is no exit poll data available.