In 2008, single women supported Barack Obama by a measurable 70% to 29% margin. There was a 44-point difference between how single women voted compared to married women (more on that in a minute). Published reports in 2008 went as far as to say that if single women hadn’t overwhelmingly supported Obama the way they did, the results of the election would have looked very different.
Four years later … it doesn’t look like much as changed. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that Obama is leading Romney among single women by almost a 2- 1 advantage, 60 percent to 31 percent.
The reason is so simple. It boils down to one word: security. Single women vote for the candidate who will create more government programs for them to rely upon. They don’t have a husband to rely on — so the government becomes their husband and provider. Not really all that hard to figure out.