The GOP does perform better with married women than they do single women – the poll found that married women back a GOP candidate over a Democrat by 10 points – but this is not enough to close the gender gap. In 2012, women made up 53 percent of the presidential electorate. Barack Obama won that demographic by 55 to 44 percent, despite losing married women (who made up 31 percent of the electorate) by 53 to 46 percent.
Shrug. Do away with government-supported unwed motherhood, and you’ll wreak major havoc to this GOP-hating demographic, while strengthening and enlarging the female demographic that does vote Republican.
When you have a huge segment of women who look to the state to be their husband and daddy, you’re not going to find much in the way of support for a party that they think threatens that cozy relationship.