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Poll: Most Americans Ready for Female President

The latest poll by CNN/ORC has revealed that most Americans are ready for a female president.

In fact, 8 out of 10 Americans made that claim, despite Hillary Clinton being the obvious choice for such an accomplishment.

The Hill reports:

There is also a partisan divide among respondents, with 68 percent of Republicans saying that the nation is ready and 90 percent of Democrats agreeing.

Yet the poll found that among voters who believe the country is ready, very few feel that it should be a priority to put a woman in the Oval Office. Just 31 percent say that it is important for a woman to be elected in their lifetimes, with more Democrats, 54 percent, than Republicans, 13 percent, prioritizing it.

Women are slightly less confident than men about the country’s readiness. Seventy-six percent of women say the country is prepared to elect a female president, compared with 83 percent of men.

And though the country overwhelmingly says it’s ready to elect a woman, just 3 in 10 respondents identify as feminists.

The poll surveyed 1,001 adults by telephone Feb. 24–27. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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