December 15, 2015
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It's that time again. Presidential Gender Watch 2016 will be live-tweeting tonight's Republican debate at #GenderWatch2016. We will be joined by three experts who will weigh in on our gender analysis of the main stage debate at 9pm EST: political science professor Melissa Deckman (@MelissaDeckman), debate coach and communications expert Christine Jahnke (@christinejahnke), and GOP strategist and commentator Leslie Sanchez (@LeslieSanchez). Be sure you are following us @GenderWatch2016 and join the conversation using #GenderWatch2016

Join us again on Twitter on Saturday, December 19th at 8pm EST for the next Democratic Debate!
Expert Analysis

The Power of Black Women's Votes in Presidential Politics
Recent debates over the racial dynamics of the Democratic primary have included specific focus on the Democratic candidates' support from and accountability to Black voters. In this analysis, PGW expert Kelly Dittmar explains the particularly important role that Black women voters will play in the 2016 presidential election. As the most reliable, and most reliably Democratic, voters in 2008 and 2012, Black women voters are an essential part of 2016 Democratic candidates' electoral base. That provides an opportunity for Black women to both harness and leverage their electoral power. Read more here.

Check out our latest installment of On the Bias, where we evaluate exclusionary rhetoric employed by candidates, demonstrate the double binds that women candidates face, and discuss how selecting a surname can influence voter perceptions.
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Facts & Figures

Don't miss the latest facts and figures at Presidential Gender Watch. Here are some recent highlights:
I n the latest   NBC/Wall Street Journal poll , men and women differ significantly in their evaluations of Donald Trump.  Thirty-two percent of men, versus 22% of women, said they had positive feelings about Trump. Forty-six percent of women, versus 36% of men,  agreed that Trump's comments are "frequently insulting" and that he takes the wrong approach on many issues. 

new Harvard Institute of Politics poll finds that Democratic millennials, who are a majority of voters aged 18-29, are more likely to support Sanders over Clinton. Young women are nearly evenly split (40% Sanders, 38% Clinton). 

In a recently released email to his boss, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Philippe Reines noted this interesting fact: it has been half a century since the U.S. has had a president without a daughter. Of the current 17 candidates, only four (Ben Carson, Jim Gilmore, Lindsay Graham, and Rand Paul) do not have daughters. 
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