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Tatishe Nteta on how bias effects voting choices

Tatishe Nteta, CRF Family Research Scholar, '15-'15 and political science professor at UMass Amherst, offers analysis on how gender and sexuality attitudes affected voting behaviors and election outcomes in Massachusetts in a recent Washington Post article. Massachusetts recently elected Maura Healy, the first openly lesbian governor in the nation, and the first woman governor of Massachusetts, a historically liberal state. Nteta conducted a poll to measure if attitudes towards a candidate's gender or sexual orientation were deciding factors when citizens took to the polls. To read more about Nteta and his team’s poll design and its surprising results, read the whole article here