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U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (L) (D-CA) shakes hands with Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Carly Fiorina at the conclusion of a debate on the campus of Saint Mary's College, September 1, 2010 in Moraga, California.
Republicans are running their first female nominees for governor and U.S. Senate. Republican strategists hoped gender could draw new female voters, but a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows that ideology trumps gender almost every time. Does this mean we’ve moved into a post-gender-bias era? Or is it the unique factors of this election driving the results? And to what extent does gender still influence your decision in choosing a candidate?
Darry Sragow, interim director of the Times/USC poll