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35 percent overall would prefer a male boss; 29 percent of men, 40 percent of women, 40 percent of Republicans and 32 percent of Democrats agree.

23 percent overall would prefer a female boss; 18 percent of men, 27 percent of women, 16 percent of Republicans and 33 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Gallup poll of 2,0159 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 7 to 11 and released Monday.

Reasonable doubts, cranky commentary to jharper@ washingtontimes.com.