Either married couples aren't talking politics this election season — or they're in total disbelief their spouse could possibly be voting for that candidate. A YouGov/Economist poll out Monday revealed a considerable discrepancy between whom married registered voters think their spouse is voting for, and whom those married men and women are actually voting for.
While 45 percent of married women said they were voting for Hillary Clinton, only 33 percent of married men responded that their wives would be casting their ballot for the Democratic nominee. Women were a bit more accurate when it came to guessing their spouse's preference, but there was still a gap: While 49 percent of married men said they'd be casting their ballot for Donald Trump, only 41 percent of married women said their spouse was supporting the GOP candidate.
The poll was conducted online from Oct. 7-8 among 1300 U.S. citizens, aged 18 and over. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points. But no matter how you slice it, it seems some married Americans might be in for a big surprise on Nov. 8.
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