Thinking About Gender Roles Could Change How Men Vote This Year
A survey was done to measure how men would vote if they felt "potential threats" to gender roles.By Eugene Daniels | April 21, 2016
Are men ready for a woman in the Oval Office? Apparently, only if you don't make them think about stereotypical gender roles before you ask who they will vote for this year. Stay with me — I'll explain.
A recent Fairleigh Dickinson University study masqueraded as a typical presidential preference poll. It also asked New Jersey respondents about how much they earned in comparison to their spouse. They were then given a general election choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The men who weren't questioned about their spouse's money until the end chose the former secretary of state over the billionaire by 49 to 33 percent. The men with the gender prime actually chose Trump 50 to 42 over Clinton.