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Female Politicians Get Higher Marks Than Men In Latest NJ Poll

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(Voters cast their ballots in Philadelphia.  File photo)

(Voters cast their ballots in Philadelphia. File photo)

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NEW JERSEY (CBS) - The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows that New Jersey voters would like to see more women in elective offices.

More than half of the Garden State voters who responded to the poll say there should be more women serving in high elected positions.  Among female respondents, 65 percent said there should be more women voted in.

quinnipiac poll Female Politicians Get Higher Marks Than Men In Latest NJ PollMaurice Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute says another issue involving those holding political offices was examined.

“Who would be more likely to produce a sex scandal, a man politician or a woman politician?” Carroll said the survey asked. “Men win that dubious honor, overwhelmingly.”

Indeed, 80 percent said men would be more likely than women to produce a sex scandal while in office.

Besides those two issues, more of those polled said women would have the right priorities and would be problem solvers.

Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio 1060

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