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I dunno, I would imagine many housewives are very conservative or at least have a rather traditionalist view on gender roles. They probably wouldn't vote for a woman president, particularly not one who's not properly married!

That said, the CSA reports that they didn't interview a whole lot of people in certain categories, so it might be hard to tell how representative a number that is.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde

by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 08:37:53 AM EST
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The wife at home has also become a privilege of the well off... who tend to vote Sarkozy.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 08:40:15 AM EST
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Excellent point. Lower class families can't really afford  having one spouse not working.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 08:42:19 AM EST
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Since they include "women at home" in the "inactive" category, it really means women with no intention of looking for work - not the unemployed

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 09:04:40 AM EST
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This reminds me of the first Socialist government of the  1st Spanish Republic giving women the vote, only to be voted out at the next election.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 08:50:56 AM EST
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