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Why are men and women divided on Iraq and Scottish Independence?

It is rare to see such a clear gender split on a political issue

By Peter Kellner  

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon have managed to overcome gender differences on Scottish Independence., unlike many voters. © Scottish Government

Two YouGov polls this week on very different issues detected big differences between the views of men and women.

In Scotland, our latest survey (for The Sun) shows that men divide 51-42 per cent against independence, while women divide far more decisively, 58-28 per cent, against. This is no aberration:…

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