POLL: Overwhelming Majority of Women Disapprove of Donald Trump
July 9, 2018
According to the latest poll by the Washington Post-Schar School, a significant majority of women disapprove of Trump, with 65 percent of women saying they disapprove of his handling of the presidency and only 31 percent of female Republicans saying they strongly approve of the way he handles the job.
Here are just a few of the findings from the Washington Post-Schar School’s latest poll, which found that an overwhelming majority of women disapprove of how Trump is handling his job:
65 percent of women disapprove of Donald Trump’s handling of the presidency.
Only 31 percent of female Republicans say they strongly approve of the way Trump is handling his job.
54 percent of women say the president is damaging important American values rather than protecting them.
76 percent say Trump tells the truth only some of the time or hardly ever.
Fewer than 4 in 10 women said they approve of Trump’s handling of the economy.
Washington Post: Trump and women: The big disconnect in American politics
By Dan Balz
“The differences in voting preferences of women and men are not new in American politics. The Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University notes that there’s been a gender gap in every presidential election since 1980. In 2016, the gap was 11 points, with 52 percent of men and 41 percent of women supporting Trump. That equals the largest such gap dating back to 1980, though there have been three other instances (1996, 2000 and 2012) when it was 10 or 11 points.
“But if the gender gap wasn’t significantly larger in 2016, the reaction to Trump’s election among women appears to be different. He has turned women who voted but had little other political involvement into activists and has turned some activists and non-activists into candidates for office at all levels — federal, state and local. Record numbers of women are running for office this year, and women have organized and led anti-Trump marches in cities across the country since his election.”