The duel results made it possible that no women would be a part of the PA congressional delegation next year. Additionally, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight noted that Pennsylvania was one of only 14 states to never elect a female Senator or Governor.
So, we decided to ask our readers what they thought and the results are not encouraging to those women who are seeking the state’s highest offices.
In a very close race, “8-11 years” was chosen as the most likely timeframe for a woman to win one of those two positions. That range narrowly edged out “4-7 years” by a razor-thin 161-160 margin.
“12 years or more” came in a close third with 147 votes while “0-3 years” finished dead last with 88.
The full results are included below:
When will PA have a female Governor or Senator?
- 8-11 years (29%)
- 4-7 years (29%)
- 12 years or more (26%)
- 0-3 years (16%)