An increasing willingness to have a women as president was documented in Table 1.4. Paralleling this change, respondents have come more and more to reject the ideas that women should leave the running of the country up to men (11.7) and that women are emotionally less well suited for politics (11.8, 11.9). Interestingly, the impact of the 1984 election campaign, in which the (losing) Democratic ticket sported a woman in the vice presidential slot, seems to have arrested this trend a bit (11.7, 11.8), but later it resumed. For the most part, the attitudes of men and women on these issues have not differed substantially.
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