July 14, 2015
What's New


Don't miss the latest addition to the presidential polling section of the Presidential Gender Watch site. We've added state-level polls on primary and general election match-ups, reporting the women's vote and gender gap evident in each poll. For more information on women's voting behavior in previous presidential contests, check out our fact sheets on the gender gap in vote choice and gender differences in voter turnout.
Expert Analysis
Carli Lloyd for President?
As we celebrated the U.S. Women's World Cup victory, we talked with Dr. Leanne Doherty, author of Level Playing Field for All? Female Political Leadership and Athletics, about how women's athletic success might be an electoral asset, especial in bids for executive office.
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A Man's Game 

See our Analysis page for more expert insights and commentary, including our latest On the Bias report discussing the dominance of masculinity in expectations for and evaluations of presidential candidates, including references to candidate sexuality.  

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43 years ago, George McGovern accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. At the convention, Shirley Chisholm won 151.95 delegate votes, becoming the first woman and first Black person to receive delegate votes at a Democratic convention. #genderhistory #genderwatch2016


Facts & Figures

Don't miss the latest facts and figures at Presidential Gender Watch. Here are some recent highlights:


To commemorate the 43rd anniversary of her candidacy, learn more about Shirley Chisholm in this article by Paula D. McClain, Niambi M. Carter, and Michael C. Brady. The authors compare Chisholm's candidacy with Carol Moseley Braun's candidacy in 2004.    


The most recent CNN/ORC poll finds that Hillary Clinton leads Republican candidates Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker by more than 20 percentage points, and Jeb Bush by 12 points, among women voters.  



With recent announcements from Scott Walker (R) and Jim Webb (D), the current field of declared major party presidential candidates is 10% female; two women are running among the 20 candidates in the race.

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