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Week of 10.31.08

What Women Voters Want

Election 2008: Tough decisions for undecided women voters in the swing states.

There are roughly eight million more female voters than male, and more women than men say they are still undecided. Senator Hillary Clinton and Governor Sarah Palin have undoubtedly changed the debate for many women voters, but the question is: how will they ultimately respond in the booth?

This week, NOW on PBS travels to the swing state of Colorado to get insight from a diverse group of women. These pro-choice, pro-gun women don't fit into neat categories, but they do respond to issues built around working moms: pay equity, family leave, and child care. On the show, NOW also interviews former Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro for her take on the role of women in this election.

Will the women's vote decide the election?

Related Links

Moms Vote, an initiative by MomsRising, a group that advocates and coordinates campaigns for family issues.

Gallup: Candidate Support by Gender

Pew Research: McCain Support Continues Downward Spiral, includes a nationwide analysis of undecided voters.

Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight offer election projection tools.

Reuters: The mystery of the undecided voter: who and why?

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