Category: News Tracking

Women Could Soon Lead the Three Largest Western economies

Jena McGregor, Washington Post – June 30, 2016

It’s still months until September, when Britain’s next prime minister will be named, and November, when the United States will elect its next president. But the political turmoil that’s erupted following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has put in place the possibility of a profoundly historic moment: By next January, women could lead the three largest Western economies. Yes, it’s early, and yes, it’s still totally speculative. But the possibility that women could lead the United States, Britain and Germany at the same time is also a very real one.

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Trump’s Convention Stars: His Kids

Hadas Gold, Politico – June 30, 2016

For months, Donald Trump has talked about how his wife and children have asked him to be more “presidential.” His campaign aides, at various points in time, have talked about how he will “tone it down.” At the Republican National Convention, the billionaire is calling on his children to make those predictions come true.

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Priorities USA Exposes Trump’s Issue with Women in New Ad Campaign

Kaitlyn Goodman, I Agree to See – June 30, 2016

Priorities USA, pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, has been relentlessly exposing Donald Trump’s issue with women voters – and its newest ad campaign is no different. The super PAC released two 15-second ads showing clips of fathers and mothers with their children as audio of Trump’s controversial statements play in the background.

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Who are the Trending ‘Trump Girls’?

Blanche Johnson, Fox News – June 29, 2016

While running for President in 2008, Barack Obama had the “Obama Girl,” and now it seems Donald Trump has his own group of female supporters. #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet took over Twitter Sunday after a Wall Street /NBC News poll showed Hilary Clinton with a 17 point lead over Trump with women voters. Many photos of women in bikinis with Trump paraphernalia began trending with that hashtag.

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O’Reilly to Trump: How Will You Address 19-Point Gap with Women?

Fox News – June 29, 2016

After results from a new Fox News poll showed Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by 19% with women voters, Bill O’Reilly asked the Republican candidate how he plans to address that. “It would seem that you’re going to have to tailor your message a little bit more to women voters. Are you willing to do that?” O’Reilly asked on The O’Reilly Factor. Trump said he’s already “doing great with women,” bringing up the fact that a lot of women attend his rallies.

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Why this Latina Campaigns for Donald Trump on the Border

Daniella Diaz and Jeff Simon, CNN – June 29, 2016

Miriam Cepeda is probably one of few — a 24-year-old Latina and a self-proclaimed “Trump girl” on the South Texas border — and she wants you to know it. She volunteers for Donald Trump’s campaign in an area where 90% of its population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and she lives in Texas’ Hidalgo County. Proof that not all of Texas votes Republican, President Barack Obama won 70% of the vote there in 2012. This is also not far from where Trump wants to build his wall with Mexico.

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Are Voters Really Guided by Gender Stereotypes? New Research Says No.

John Sides, Washington Post – June 27, 2016

Kathleen Dolan is a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the author of the recent book “When Does Gender Matter? Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections.” Her findings contradict a great deal of conventional wisdom about gender and elections. She kindly answered some questions via email. Below is a lightly edited transcript.

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Women Vote at Higher Rates than Men. That Might Help Clinton in November.

Barbara Norrander, Washington Post – June 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton owes her historic victory in the race for the Democratic nomination in no small part to substantial support among women. In every primary, the former secretary of state won more votes from women than from men, with the gender gap — her support among women compared with her support among men — averaging 11 points.

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Would Hillary Clinton Be Higher in the Polls if She Were a Man?

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, Cosmopolitan – June 27, 2016

According to the survey of nearly 1,200 women between the ages of 18 and 34 who said they are highly likely to vote in the upcoming election, selected randomly from among Cosmopolitan.com newsletter subscribers, 47 percent say that if Clinton were a man, she would be higher in the polls, while 18 percent say she would be lower in the polls and 35 percent say there would be no difference.

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