I knew women voted in higher numbers than men, but I’m not sure I ever fully understood how large the difference is. These are the Ohio exit poll numbers, but a quick glance at exit polls from some other states shows that it’s pretty typical. Most states are in the 58%/42% range, with a few states being more like 55%/45% or so. South Carolina is even larger — 61% to 39%.
Is there an obvious or widely-accepted explanation for why women vote in such higher numbers? Is it something structural (such as women being less likely to have jobs that keep them at work all day and evening, or something like that)? Or are women just more civic-minded and responsible?