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TURES COLUMN: Is sexual harassment in politics a ‘partisan affair?’ – LaGrange Daily News

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Whether it’s a governor of New York, or a former governor of Missouri, an ex-Minnesota Senator, or perhaps even a one-time U.S. president, there have been a number of politicians accused of sexual harassment. Even though the allegations have been against candidates from both parties, do voters judge them differently based upon partisan allegiance?

Stephanie Stark wondered if this was the case. According to the Washington Monthly, “Stephanie Stark, a researcher on sexual assault and harassment in American politics, decided to figure out how this could possibly be so. She left her job working for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (who later became embroiled in his own sexual harassment scandal) and created a study to examine which kinds of voters would be most likely to tolerate candidate allegations of sexual harassment.”

She surveyed more than 1,000 Democrats and Republicans, giving them a biography of a fictitious candidate,…

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