From the Washington Post:
Michael Tesler, assistant professor of political science at UC Irvine [writes]: Why would having a daughter matter more for younger Americans than it does for older voters? Here are two complimentary explanations. First, a female president may mean more to parents of younger children because their kids have not yet forged their own paths in life. … Second, a long line of research shows that young adults tend to have less crystallized political attitudes than older people.

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