Gender differences in voting for female candidates: Evidence from the 1982 election

John F. Zipp, Eric Plutzer

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Abstract

This paper analyzes voting in five 1982 elections in which women ran as major party candidates for high-level offices: Governor in Vermont and Iowa; and U.S. Senator in Missouri, New York, and New Jersey. Results indicate that the sex of the candidate generally has little impact on voting and that solid women candidates can attract cross-over votes, while weaker ones can lose them. The implications of these results are discussed in the concluding section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-197
Number of pages19
JournalPublic Opinion Quarterly
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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