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For women, ideology trumps the gender card

Oct 26, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Female voters are judging Whitman and Fiorina more harshly than men, Times/USC poll finds.

As their party's first female nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina have run campaigns premised in part on the belief that they could attract women voters who typically brush aside the Republican Party. But new polls indicate that, if anything, women are treating their candidacies more harshly than are men.