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National and State exit polls provide a wealth of information on the public opinions of women of color, beyond the choice of candidate and standard research questions of partisanship and ideology. Policy issues and ballot questions provide a window into the positions of voters who are women of color. (Many more than those analyzed for this paper are available in the exit poll datasets.) One of the major conclusions of this study must be to expand the political agenda of women and communities of color and insist on more representative polling with larger minority samples (especially for Asian Americans). Nevertheless, the findings presented above at least begin the exploration of this important topic. While this continues to be a work in progress, we have reached the following conclusions.


Prepared for delivery at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Washington, D.C., August 28 - 31, 1997.



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