Thursday, July 18th, 2013 08:48:15

While Women Make Gains in Elected Office, Their Numbers Still Lag

Currently 20 of the 100 U.S. senators are women, as are 78 of the 435 representatives, for a grand total of 18 percent of congressional seats. In contrast, according to exit polls, women made up 53 percent of the voters in the 2012 presidential election. President Obama won women by 10 points.