Battle for Democratic Women Moves to NC

Older voters favor Clinton; Obama supporters skew younger
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 4:45 PM CDT
Supporters cheer as they listen to Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Weeks after the Democratic nomination is usually in the bag, one consistent subplot of this year's campaign is surfacing in North Carolina: Women are split over their choice. Thirteen percent are still undecided, minor compared to the 12% of men who haven’t chosen—but a huge number compared to previous years. A big Clinton lead among women evaporated by late January, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

“I’m really torn,” said one older female voter. “There’s so much I like about both Clinton and Obama—I swing back and forth.” One professor wasn’t sweating her indecision too much: “it’s a good problem to have,” she said.