A new poll out today by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute reveals that New Yorkers think the best way of avoiding the next Anthony Weiner (or Eliot Spitzer or Chris Lee or Eric Massa or….)is to elect more women to public office.
According to the survey, 78 percent of all voters say women officials are less likely than men to be involved in sex scandals, while 18 percent say there is not much difference.
Women officials are more likely than men to have the right priorities, voters say 22 – 5 percent, but 69 percent say there is not much difference. Women are better problem solvers, voters say 32 – 6, but 59 percent say not much difference.
“Let’s have more women in political office, New Yorkers say,” said Q-Poll director Maurice Carrol. “Men and women would be pretty much the same in making the right political decisions, voters think. But they look at the headlines and say – overwhelmingly – that women in politics would be far less likely than male politicians to get involved in sex scandals.”
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