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Men Vote, Candidates Take Note

April 9, 2012
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Men Vote ! And, they are the largest voting block...

Men Vote, Candidates Take Note

As men go, so goes the election…

In the 2008 presidential race, male voters favored Democrat Barack Obama, sealing the victory for the first-ever African-American president.[1] Two years later, the male vote favored Republicans, handing control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the GOP.[2]

Over and over again in national, state, and local elections, the male vote usually carries the day.

Men Vote More Cohesively

In 2008, 58.8 million men voted in the presidential elections, representing 47% of the total voting public. Even though the female electorate is somewhat bigger, females tend to split their vote, leaving men as the tie-breaker.

In Massachusetts, for example, women outnumbered men in the 2010 Senate election. But 60% of men were in favor of Scott Brown, compared to 52% of women voting for his opponent, handing an upset victory to Brown.

That’s why TV commentator Tucker Carlson calls men, “America’s single most important voting bloc.” And former Brandeis professor Linda Hirshman explains, “With the possible exception of 1996, women have never voted a candidate into the White House when men thought the other guy should win.”

Men Vote Key Issues                

Men care about jobs and the economy, of course. But increasingly men care about:

1. Men’s health:

Men die 5 years sooner than women. The federal government has 5 offices of women’s health, but no offices of men’s health. Where are the programs for persons who need help the most?

2. Violence Against Women Act:

To this day, VAWA-funded programs discriminate against male victims. The name of VAWA must be made gender-neutral and the discrimination must come to a stop.

3. False Allegations:

One in 10 persons, mostly men, say they have been falsely accused of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or sexual assault. But prosecutors usually let false-accusers walk.

4. Family courts:

Family courts are biased against fathers. Child-support programs incarcerate unemployed men, pushing them even further away from their children.

5. Education:

Boys are lagging in schools and college. Many schools have special programs for girls, but nothing for boys. That doesn’t make sense.

More information about these and other issues can be seen at http://ncfm.org/category/issues/

Men Take Action… and, Men Vote

Men need to get involved and make sure candidates address our issues:

  • Become a member of a political party
  • Attend rallies and other campaign events
  • Speak out on issues of concern
  • Network with other groups voicing similar concerns
  • Register and vote

Neither Party has a Lock on the Male Vote

The upcoming election promises to be one of the most important contests in many years. Some candidates will make promises, sign pledges, and hire staff to attract the female vote…but do nothing to engage the male electorate.

On November 7, 2012, we will once again see the truth of the adage, As men go, so goes the election.



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5 Responses to Men Vote, Candidates Take Note

  1. masculist man on July 4, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    Dan Matthews sticks up for men,a good candidate. If you live in his district you may want to elect him: http://mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/2012/07/dan-m

  2. masculist man on May 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Tell your state leaders about June being false accusation awareness month: http://mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/2012/05/june-

  3. Fung Zhang Wei on May 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    This will never appear in the mainstream American media.

  4. masculist man on May 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Tell the House Judiciary Committee to support HR 4970: http://mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/2012/05/conta

  5. Marc on April 10, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    Thank you, very interesting.

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