Waking Up to the Gender Gap

G.O.P. dilemma: Why can't a woman vote more like a man?

To most Americans, the letters GG are recognizable only as the links on stylish men's loafers or the imprint on pricey women's handbags.

But to politicians, the initials stand for the most fashionable topic among pollsters today: the "gender gap" between men and women voters. That difference is expected to play a meaningful role in the November balloting. Says Pollster Louis Harris: "Women are as pivotal as any single group in this election."

In the past many women followed the voting lead of fathers and...

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