View Poll Results: Would you vote for a woman running for president if she held your political views?

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  • I'd be happy and excited to vote for a woman

    93 79.49%
  • I would have some hesitations, but vote for her if she was best qualified

    17 14.53%
  • I would vote for her only if there wasn't a qualified man

    2 1.71%
  • I would not vote for a woman even if she held my views

    5 4.27%
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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    I would vote for any woman that I believed was more qualified or a better choice than who she was running against....

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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Besides, women are not the most unelectable category out there; that would be atheists.
    How so?

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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    How so?
    Atheists are the least electable category for all potential candidates.
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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    The United States seems much more resistant to electing women into high positions when compared to Europe and other western countries. So I'm interested to see people's views and how they would vote. Would you vote for a woman who you held all of your views politically and promised to make changes you agreed with? Would you be more like or less likely to vote for your candidate because she's a woman?

    My views: I would be very excited to see a woman who held my views run for president or even vice president. I would be excited to see someone whose views match my own running for office, but her being a woman would be the cherry on top. I would not go so far as to vote for any average woman just because she's a woman, because I feel the first female president is going to be held to higher standards and have her every move scrutinized by her critics. A sub par female president would only set us back.
    Of course.

    What I want from any president:

    Integrity
    Solid ethical history
    Ability to negotiate
    International comprehension and a measure of comfortability
    Faith and love for Country
    Solid perspective of US History
    Economic and military knowledge
    Humility - for when a mistake or error is made a true apology and admittance of wrong will genuinely come
    The ability to compromise
    The ability to communicate with and meet congress on differing issues

    Gender doesn't mean one does/doesn't have any of these qualities.
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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I would absolutely vote for a woman. Too many people are hesitant about electing women because they are afraid they'll get too emotional during their period, and they'll bomb North Korea or something. Women carry the load for the entire family, most of the time, and I think it's entirely possible that a woman could carry the load for her country, with no problem.
    If she said she would bomb NK, that would go some distance towards getting my vote. The only good Red is a dead Red.

    Oh ****!!! I probably shouldn't of said that, now they will be after me for threatening Obama.

    Ok, statement ammended, the only good Red is a Dead Red who is not currently holding political office in the US. No threat to Comrade Premier Obama intended and non should be implied.
    Last edited by DVSentinel; 08-22-12 at 06:48 PM.

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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    If she said she would bomb NK, that would go some distance towards getting my vote. The only good Red is a dead Red.

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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Atheists are the least electable category for all potential candidates.
    Yes, you said that. I'm asking either where you got that information(if you can provide citation), or why you've come to that conclusion(if you can't provide citation).

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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    Yes, you said that. I'm asking either where you got that information(if you can provide citation), or why you've come to that conclusion(if you can't provide citation).
    Ikari's right about that. There've been a number of polls over the years indicating as much. Here's the first reference to one such poll that popped up on my google search (probably the most recent poll).

    NEAL: Would you vote for an atheist? - Paradise Post

    So apparently atheists have a better perception than they have had in the past, but still worse than any other group.


    ***Edit: Here's the actual poll: Atheists, Muslims See Most Bias as Presidential Candidates

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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    The United States seems much more resistant to electing women into high positions when compared to Europe and other western countries. So I'm interested to see people's views and how they would vote. Would you vote for a woman who you held all of your views politically and promised to make changes you agreed with? Would you be more like or less likely to vote for your candidate because she's a woman?

    My views: I would be very excited to see a woman who held my views run for president or even vice president. I would be excited to see someone whose views match my own running for office, but her being a woman would be the cherry on top. I would not go so far as to vote for any average woman just because she's a woman, because I feel the first female president is going to be held to higher standards and have her every move scrutinized by her critics. A sub par female president would only set us back.
    I think only the fewest people would answer that they would not vote for a woman who shares their views and is qualified.

    The reason why most women are less likely to be elected is because many people unconsciously apply a different yardstick to women than to men. An aggressive man "has balls", an aggressive woman is "a bitch". A soft-spoken man may be regarded as "diplomatic" or even perceived as "speaking softly, but carrying a large stick", a soft-spoken women is considered "weak". A man who has a political career while his wife and children are at home is a "family man", a woman who gives her children into the hands of nannies to have a career is considered "a bad mum". And so on.

    So I think even most of the people who hold biases against women and are less likely to vote a woman into office are not consciously doing so, and will reply that of course they will elect a woman, if she is the right one -- just that it's much more difficult for women to meet their standards than for men.
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    Re: Would You Vote a Woman into Presidential Office?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    I think only the fewest people would answer that they would not vote for a woman who shares their views and is qualified.

    The reason why most women are less likely to be elected is because many people unconsciously apply a different yardstick to women than to men. An aggressive man "has balls", an aggressive woman is "a bitch". A soft-spoken man may be regarded as "diplomatic" or even perceived as "speaking softly, but carrying a large stick", a soft-spoken women is considered "weak". A man who has a political career while his wife and children are at home is a "family man", a woman who gives her children into the hands of nannies to have a career is considered "a bad mum". And so on.

    So I think even most of the people who hold biases against women and are less likely to vote a woman into office are not consciously doing so, and will reply that of course they will elect a woman, if she is the right one -- just that it's much more difficult for women to meet their standards than for men.
    It's not exactly like we have had a Magret "Iron Maiden" Thatcher step fowards to run. Most of the women we have had even try to run have either been total socialist witches like Clinton and other "liberals" or the ones on the other side have been complete dingbats, like Michelle Bachman and God forbid Sarah "hockey mom" Palin. "3rd" party and indipendent candidates, to date, just cannot draw enough interest to stand a chance of winning. Someday maybe a really charismatic one with a decent platform will step fowards, but this doesn't look like the year for it.

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