SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1136: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1136

3. Who did not vote for Bush in large numbers in 1988?

A. Southerners
B. Women
C. Those with high incomes
D. Residents of Maine
E. Reagan Democrats

Correct Answer: B


Bush's lack of support among women was called the gender gap. Bush had home-state support in Maine and Texas where he had residences. Southerners had been voting for Republicans since Nixon, the rich voted for the Republicans, and many Democrats who had crossed over for Reagan ("Reagan Democrats") voted for Bush in 1988.

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