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Earthshaking news from Glamour magazine’s recent poll on American women: D.C. women are “among the most politically aware and involved women in the U.S.” Downright shocking, we say! According to the survey, which included 540 women aged 18 to 34 from Arkansas, Indiana, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and the District, 98 percent of D.C. women polled plan to vote in the November general election. That’s an astounding figure, given that only 52.4 percent of D.C. voters schlepped to the polls in 1996. And according to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, only 72 percent of eligible D.C. residents have registered to vote so farthat’s another 26 percent to go before election day, ladies! In other categories, we still need to come a long way, baby: The survey concluded that Arkansas women tend to be more spiritual and Oregon women healthier. Robin Bingham
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