In less than a week, the release of a 2005 tape of Donald Trump making controversial comments about women has led to a number of Republicans withdrawing their support for the presidential nominee. But, writes Nichole Bauer, the release of the tape has wider implications than the nose-diving of Trump’s campaign. She argues that the views that Trump expressed […]
Carly Fiorina’s post-debate challenge will be to navigate gender stereotypes to show voters she is both tough and likable.
For many commentators, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina, stood out in last Wednesday’s second Republican Primary debate. Nichole Bauer writes that Fiorina’s skillful response to Donald Trump’s earlier criticism, her foreign policy expertise, and her status as a Washington and a GOP outsider show that she has the leadership characteristics many voters desire in a presidential […]
Voters only punish female candidates who use negativity in their campaigns if they are from the opposing party
One of the widely accepted hurdles facing female candidates is navigating the fine line between seeming tough enough to hold office and appearing unfeminine and overly aggressive. Yanna Krupnikov and Nichole Bauer examine whether voters actually punish female candidates for being “too tough.” They find that voters’ opinions of candidates from their own party were unaffected by aggressive behavior, […]