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« on: November 20, 2012, 11:17:41 pm »

I know exit polls showed Obama doing much better amongst unmarried then married, but isn't this a bit misleading as I would expect him to do really well amongst single-never married, amongst divorced results would probably be close to national results, whereas amongst widowed I would expect that group would have gone heavily for Romney.  Anybody know the breakdown amongst those different groups.  Also if I am not mistaken the two largest age groups for unmarried are 18-29 and 65+ with the 18-29 mostly being single whereas the 65+ being mostly widowed and I somehow doubt someone who was voting GOP would suddenly start voting Democrat after their spouse died or likewise I don't think going through a divorce would make someone more likely to vote Democrat.  I guess one could make the argument the more religious types are less likely to get a divorce than the more liberal types so maybe that is part of, but that wouldn't apply to the widows. 
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