In this Politico story on Republican women in the House, Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota says “I definitely think the women are as conservative as the men are.” Over at Rule 22, Nate Birkhead put this to the test:
The axes capture estimates of ideology based on roll call votes in the current Congress. The horizontal axis captures economic issues and the vertical axis captures social issues. Birkhead writes:
The Republican women look like they are just about as conservative as Republican men…By contrast, Democratic women appear to still be more liberal than their male counterparts
There is much more detail at the post.
[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]