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Most See More Female Leaders in the Near Future

The sexual assault allegations against new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh have renewed discussion about women’s role in society, and most voters now see a bigger place for women leaders. But voters still don't buy into Hillary Clinton's rosy view of a female future.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think women will hold more leadership positions in politics and business in the next five years, up from 48% in February 2017.  Just eight percent (8%) think women will hold fewer leadership positions in five years’ time, while 32% think the number of women in these roles will be about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 3-4, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 3-4, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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