A Woman President?
Presidential Gender Watch 2016 has compiled polling data on the general question of how Americans feel about a woman as a presidential candidate. We will update this list when and if new polls are published.
February 2006 Hearst Newspapers/Siena College Poll
A Hearst Newspapers/Siena College Poll in February 2006 showed that 64% said the US was ready for a woman president. In February 2005, asked the same questions, 62% of respondents thought that the US was ready for a woman president, and 81% said they would be willing vote for a woman themselves.Read More
October 2005 WNBC/Marist Poll
An October WNBC/Marist Poll showed that 26% of voters would be likely to support a woman candidate for president from either major party, while 28% would not be likely to support a woman presidential candidate from either party. For 25%, the only woman candidate likely to gain their support would be a Democrat, while only a Republican woman would draw the votes of 21%Read More
September 2005 Roper Public Affairs Poll
A poll conducted in September 2005 by Roper Public Affairs for the White House Project found that a large majority of Americans (79%) were comfortable with the idea of a woman president. The study also asked about comfort levels with women in other high-level positions and found even larger majorities comfortable with a woman as vice president (84%) and Supreme Court justice (90%).Read More
June 2003 Gallup Poll
Over the years, Gallup Polls have shown an increased acceptance of the concept of a female presidential candidate. In May-June 2003, 87% of Americans said they would vote for a woman if their party nominated a qualified one for president, down slightly from 1999, but overwhelmingly higher than when Gallup first asked the question in 1937.Read More