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Wednesday
Oct272010

Gender Gap Could Give Dems Advantage in Elections

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- Despite a number of prominent Republican women candidates this year, a new study shows Democrats still benefit from the gender gap.  The study, conducted by the Center for American Women and Politics, finds no evidence that women are more likely to vote for female candidates if they're Republican.

In fact, the study reports women are four to 15 percentage points more likely to vote for Democrats.

Debbie Walsh, the director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, says, "Even though it is a woman who is running on the Republican ticket, women voters are more likely than male voters to support the Democratic candidate."

But higher enthusiasm among Republican women could send more of them to the polls, overcoming the Democrats' gender gap advantage.

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