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Voting For Women

How The Public Evaluates Women Candidates, 1st Edition

By Kathy Dolan


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Women comprise an ever-increasing percentage of the candidate pool for elective office in the United States. Public opinion surveys profess strong support for female candidates, yet many of these same candidates still encounter skepticism (at best) or hostility (at worst) from the public. The role of candidate gender in elections is a complex one.

Table of Contents

Voters and Women Candidates -- A Brief History of Women in U.S. Elections -- Evaluations of Women Candidates -- Who Votes for Women Candidates? Voter Demographics -- Why Vote for Women Candidates? The Role of Issues -- The Role of the Electoral Environment -- Conclusions: The Role of Candidate Sex in American Elections

About the Author

Kathy Dolan received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland in 1991. She is associate professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of elections, public opinion, and gender politics.

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