• survey says    July 23 
Poll: U.S. government would be better with more women in office

A new Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans think the country would be better governed with more women in office.

Sixty-three percent of Americans polled said the country would be better governed if more women held political office, up from 57 percent in 1995 and 2000. Meanwhile, 13 percent of those polled said the country would be governed worse with more women in office.

Sixty-nine percent of women and 55 percent of men said that more women would help the government. Additionally, younger Americans were the most receptive to having more women in office: 73 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said women would govern better.

However, there was a sharp party divide over women in government: 75 percent of Democrats said women would govern better, while just 46 percent of Republicans agreed.

"The conversation about the value of female leadership in U.S. politics is likely to intensify because women are among the Democratic Party's leading potential candidates for 2016," a Gallup spokesperson said in a statement.

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