November 4, 2019 - The New York Times/Siena College Survey Appears to Show Likability Bias Against Women

The New York Times and Siena College offer new insights into voter preferences. In a specific analysis of a subsample of respondents who say they would vote for Biden but not Warren (representing 6% of their total sample of battleground state voters), the analysis indicates around 40% agree with the statement that most women who run for president “just aren’t likable.” This finding comes from a very small and specific group of voters, but provides some additional evidence that the likability bias toward women candidates observed in other studies and elections is also at play in the 2020 presidential election.