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(Another) year of the woman? New evidence shows that women candidates are favored ahead of the 2018 midterms

Cormack, Lindsey and Karl, Kristyn (2018) (Another) year of the woman? New evidence shows that women candidates are favored ahead of the 2018 midterms. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

This year's midterm election cycle has seen an unprecedented number of women candidates running for Congress. But will this mean that 2018 will be a new "Year of the Woman"? Using a nationally diverse sample, Lindsey Cormack and Kristyn Karl find that -contradicting previous research - both women and men prefer female politicians, perceiving them to be more competent, intelligent, compassionate and sincere compared to their male counterparts. Specifically, Democratic men assess women politicians significantly more favorably than male politicians and are driving the effect among all men.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/09/21/anothe...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: 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: 16 Jan 2019 15:59
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91865

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