Nearly One in Five Female Clinton Voters Say Husband or Partner Didn’t Vote

A survey released today casts new light on the challenges Hillary Clinton faced in motivating her supporters in the final weeks of the election. While roughly two-thirds (66 percent) of women who voted for Clinton report their husband or partner also voted for Clinton, nearly one in five (19 percent) report that their husband or partner did not vote at all in the 2016 election. Clinton also faced a larger voter drop-off than her opponent, President-elect Donald Trump. Registered voters who reported favoring Clinton before the election are nearly twice as likely as those favoring Trump to report they did not cast a ballot in the election (13 percent vs. seven percent, respectively).

The PRRI/The Atlantic survey was conducted by the nonpartisan PRRI in partnership with The Atlantic. The results of the survey were based on callback interviews conducted between November 9 and 20, 2016, with 1,162 adults who were originally interviewed in late September through mid-October. The survey explores factors contributing to the outcome of the election and reactions to it, perceived problems with the electoral system, and attitudes about the political parties. CONT.