5 takeaways from exit polling of the 2022 midterms

Pro-choice and anti-abortion demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022.
Pro-choice and anti-abortion demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022. | MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images
1. Unmarried women overwhelmingly supported Democrats while all other groups favored Republicans

Exit polling reveals that unmarried women overwhelmingly supported the Democratic Party. Non-married women accounted for 23% of the electorate Tuesday and they supported Democrats by a staggering 37 points: 68% to 31%.

On the other hand, Republicans claimed married men as their strongest demographic subgroup based on marital status. At 30% of the electorate, married men favored Republicans by 20 points, 59% to 39%. Fifty-six percent of married women, who comprised 30% of the electorate, voted for the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s election, while 42% supported the Democrat candidate. Unmarried men, accounting for 16% of the electorate, narrowly favored Republicans over Democrats 52% to 45%.

Jason Yates, the CEO of My Faith Votes, attributed single women’s overwhelming support of the Democratic Party to backlash over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization determining that the U.S. Constitution does not contain a right to abortion. Reacting to the statistics reflected in the exit polls, Yates told CP that “that’s clearly because of the abortion issue and because of Dobbs.

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Yates predicted this outcome in an earlier interview with The Christian Post, specifically suggesting that the Dobbs decision was “absolutely motivating a lot of people who want to see continued access to abortion happen.” He noted that “voter registrations for Democrats have really skyrocketed, while Republican voter registration has not, and a large portion of the registrations for Democrats have been females in their 20s and 30s.”  

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at:

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