The celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Connecticut comes at a time of a widening gender gap in U.S. politics.
Republican Bob Stefanowski and Democrat Ned Lamont are waging an asymmetrical fight for the votes of women in Connecticut’s race for governor, one in which Republicans are trying to keep voters tightly focused on the state economy and Democrats are making broader appeals over state and national issues.
Connecticut’s race for governor remained tight Wednesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy opened a one-point lead over Republican Tom Foley in a new Quinnipiac University poll, 43 percent to 42 percent. Petitioning candidate Joe Visconti remained at nine percent.
Washington – Despite the state’s progressive bent, women in Connecticut earn only about 78 percent of what men make, a gender-wage gap close to the national disparity. The finance, defense, information technology, medical and scientific research industries that hire many people in Connecticut all have large gender-wage disparities.