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Hypothetical Showings of Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Dole Suggest Women’s Chances of Winning the Presidency Are Better Than Some Polls Say

A woman may not have as tough a time getting elected president as some traditional polling suggests because many people who would prefer not to vote for a woman would actually do so rather than for a candidate of the other party, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey suggests.

Polling of 3,572 adults conducted from May 26 through June 10 indicated that if Senator Hillary Clinton were running against President George Bush she would fare no worse than would Senator John Kerry, and Senator Elizabeth Dole would run against Kerry about as strongly as Bush would.