A Hart Research Associates poll conducted for the Shriver Report explores the role of American men, but includes questions about respondents’ comfort with a woman president. The poll finds that 64% percent of men say they’d be somewhat or very comfortable with the idea of a woman president. The men most likely to be comfortable with the idea of a woman president include African American men (77%), Hispanic men (72%), and men with a college degree or higher (74%). Just 41% of men between 18 and 29 years old say they’d be “very comfortable” with a female – the lowest percentage of any age group. The data were based on an online survey of 813 men from April 10-13.
YouGov’s latest poll explores whether Americans are ready for a woman president, including analysis of respondents’ hope for and expectation of a woman president in their lifetime. It finds 67% of the public believes the country is ready for a woman president; 61% hope that there will be a woman president in their lifetime; and 66% believe the U.S. will elect a woman president in their lifetime. YouGov reports these data by gender, age, race, region, party identification, ideology, and family income.
Pew’s latest polls evaluates whether certain characteristics or identities of presidential candidates influence voter support. They find 71% of the public say it would not matter if a presidential candidate is a woman; 19% say they would be more likely to vote for a female candidate, while 9% would be less likely. Pew reports these data by gender and ideology of survey respondents.