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article imagePoll: Clinton's Presidential Bid Helps Female Candidates In Future

By Can Tran     Jun 3, 2008 in Politics
While Senator Hillary Clinton of New York has conceded the delegate race to Senator Barack Obama of Illinois for the Democratic nomination, Clinton has managed to pull something else off.
Before conceding the contest to Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, who is in within reach of clinching the Democratic Party’s nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton of New York fought tooth and nail refusing to drop out. Clinton proved to be a formidable contender for Obama despite the odds being stacked against her.
A recent CBS News poll conducted revealed that since Clinton had managed to make it to Democratic co-frontrunner status, voters now think that afterwards it may be easier for a female to run for US President. While Clinton has conceded the delegates to Obama, both Democratic and Republican voters know feel that more female candidates could run in the future.
The poll has revealed that the voters have indeed taken Clinton’s presidential bid seriously. Back in 1984, New York Democratic Representative Geraldine Ferraro was the first female VP candidate. Ferraro has been a valuable fundraiser for Clinton. A few months back, Ferraro resigned from the Clinton campaign after making a remark towards Obama and race.
In Clinton’s case, the poll results are more in her favor than Ferraro’s favor. 88 percent of those that took this poll are happy to see a woman become a serious contender. Back in 1984, Ferraro got a favor of 62 percent. While Obama looks to clinch the nomination, Clinton’s run has definitely given more empowerment to future female presidential candidates.
As a result of Clinton’s presidential run, expect to see more female candidates in future US presidential elections.
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