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Women’s Vote Key in Presidential Election

CBS news reported on Monday that “the power of women voters can make or break presidential bid.” “In the battle for the White House, currying women’s vote has become a campaign necessity in recent years,” said the report.

Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal pointed out that women’s votes were key in electing President Clinton both terms. Smeal added that in the 1996 54% of women voted for Clinton, and only 34% voted for Dole, which gave Clinton the edge he needed to win.

Sources:

CBS News - December 20, 1999 and Feminist Majority Report, Summer 1999