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Why success for women candidates in the 2018 midterms might turn more male voters away from the Democratic Party

Ondercin, Heather L. (2018) Why success for women candidates in the 2018 midterms might turn more male voters away from the Democratic Party. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Aug 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections has seen a record number of women win primaries for the Democratic Party. Not only is the party fielding more women candidates than ever before, women are more likely to vote for Democrats than men. In new research Heather L. Ondercin investigates this gender gap in partisanship, finding that it began to develop in the 1960s, rather than in the 1980s as many had previously thought. What has characterized this gender gap, she writes, is that as the gender imbalance between who both parties elect has grown, so has the their support from men and women, with women increasingly favoring Democrats and men, Republicans.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/24/why-su...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 12:16
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91559

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