YouGov’s latest poll asks respondents whether or not they believe people they know would vote for a woman president; two-thirds of Democrats and a majority of independents say most of the people they know would vote for a woman, but only 41% of Republicans agree. The poll also asks whether respondents hope for or believe there will be a woman president in their lifetime. The majority of Democrats both hope for and believe there will be a woman president in their lifetime; a majority of Republicans believe there will be a woman president in their lifetime, but a minority of Republicans express hope for a woman president, likely indicative of the prominence of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.
In an April 2015 poll, NBC News/Wall Street Journal ask for respondents’ enthusiasm about and comfort with multiple types of people who might run for president. The poll varies potential candidate identity by gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, age, religion, experience, education, and background. Thirty percent of respondents report being enthusiastic about a woman president, with 55% more of respondents saying they would be comfortable with a woman president. Nine percent of respondents have some reservations with a woman candidate, and five percent say they are uncomfortable with a woman in the White House.