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Poll says that gender is not a factor for women California voters




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.
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.
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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?

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Darry Sragow, interim director of the Times/USC poll