According to MarketWatch (2008) in both the 2004 and 2008 elections, women were more likely to be among late-deciding voters. A poll taken by Pew last week showed that 60% of undecided registered voters were women. However, this figure is slightly misleading, because women also make up more than half of registered voters.
Rutgers University's Center for American Women and Politics tracks the trends and impacts of the "woman" voting block in each American election year . However, the Center's primary mission is "to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life."
I have a really hard time understanding how someone can be undecided at this point, but apparently my mother was still weighing the options until fairly recently. I don't know if she still is, but I finally got up the guts to talk to her about the subject last week. My vote doesn't matter that much: I live in Massachusetts, and we always go Democrat. My mother lives in a swing state (New Hampshire), so I care a lot more about how she votes than about how I do.
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