Daily Mail reports:
Trump may be losing with women, but the Donald can perhaps take consolation in the fact that if only men voted – he’d win the presidency in a landslide.
A new map from the website FiveThirtyEight shows who would win the presidential election, if just women or men voted.
According to data from the latest polls, Trump leads Clinton with the men’s vote by five percentage votes. So if women’s suffrage was suddenly reversed on November 8, Trump would win in a landslide election with 350 electoral points to Clinton’s 188.
Meanwhile, if just women voted, Clinton would win in one of the biggest landslides in history, since she is leading him with women on an average of 15 percentage points.
Nate Silver calculated how this gender gap would affect the presidential election if only women or men voted in the election. In the case of a women-only election, he added 10 percentage points to the current poll margins in every state, and the result is a blue takeover.
That difference would puts Clinton ahead in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas – as well as the 2nd congressional districts in Maine and Nebraska.
The result is 458 electoral votes for Clinton compared to just 80 for Trump – something not seen since Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in 1940.
If just men voted, Trump would win but not in as dramatic a landslide. By taking 10 percentage points away from Clinton in the current polls, that would give Trump 350 points to Clinton’s 188.
Silver writes that the results are hypothetical, since if only men or women voted the political landscape would likely be very different – with perhaps different candidates altogether.
But he says it’s important to show how men and women are considering this year’s race, because it will say a lot about who came out to vote on election day.
‘It seems fair to say that, if Trump loses the election, it will be because women voted against him,’ Silver writes. But he says it’s important to show how men and women are considering this year’s race