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Connections: Is there a gender gap in support for populist politics?

Apr 22, 2021

Is there a gender gap in support for populist politics? Our guests are political science professors who have been studying this question. We talk with them about gender patterns in voting, what the basis is for supporting populist parties, and how and why populist and right-wing parties are reaching out to the female electorate. It's a preview to a virtual lecture hosted by the University of Rochester at 4 p.m. called "A Century of Votes for Women."

Our guests:

  • Christina Wolbrecht,¬†professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame
  • Bonnie Meguid, associate professor of political science at the University of Rochester¬†