Philip Bump, Washington Post – August 9, 2016
In the most recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, we asked people to offer their opinions of the four people involved in the campaign who aren’t at the top of the tickets: the spouses and running mates of Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Amelia Thomson-DeVeux, Cosmopolitan – August 1, 2016
A new Cosmopolitan/Morning Consult survey of nearly 3,000 registered voters shows that young women aren’t buying it. Only 28 percent of women ages 18 to 34 said they had a favorable view of Ivanka Trump, while 42 percent had an unfavorable view.
Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times – July 29, 2016
Talk about a conundrum. Hillary Clinton’s stubbornly low favorability numbers could stand in the way of her quest for the presidency. But researchers say that if she were to win, Americans would like her better.
Anna Greenberg, Washington Post – July 29, 2016
Voters may respect her while having trouble relating to her.
Brian Frederick and Laurel Elder, Huffington Post – May 20, 2016
As the primary phase of the presidential campaign winds down speculation about the prospect of a Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton general election showdown has heated up. In so many ways a matchup between these presidential contenders breaks new ground as far as U.S. presidential elections are concerned. One significant departure from previous campaigns can be found in the way each candidates’ spouses break the mold from the traditional expectations Americans have for the individuals who have occupied these roles.
Janell Ross, Washington Post – May 17, 2016
Donald Trump may be the nearly undisputed king of the Republican presidential mountain. His straight talk — and embrace of all things politically incorrect and often intentionally offensive — may have won him more delegates than the 12 other men and women who wanted the party’s nomination combined. So, perhaps that’s what Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was referring to this weekend when he told the audiences of not one but two Sunday shows that Donald Trump’s, shall we say, varied and complicated history with women has no impact on Trump’s election chances.
Chris Cillizza, Washington Post – May 16, 2016
Clinton has struggled for the past eight years to convince voters that she is a regular person who can connect with them. It seems unlikely she will be able to solve that problem in the five-plus months left before the 2016 general election. She probably won’t have to in order to win though. Why? Two words: Donald Trump. If Clinton has a likability problem, Trump has a likability epidemic.
Michael Tesler, Washington Post – May 9, 2016
Donald Trump has a well-documented problem with women. Several surveys show that about 70 percent of women rate Trump unfavorably. And recent polls by CBS and CNN both suggest that he could lose female voters to Democrat Hillary Clinton by at least 25 percentage points in November.
Reena Flores, CBS – April 29, 2016
Republican front-runner Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton of playing “the woman’s card,” just as he’s maintained that those same female voters “don’t like her” very much. “Look how well I did with women tonight,” Trump said Tuesday from the hotel lobby of Trump Tower, aiming to draw a comparison between his support among the demographic versus Clinton’s. He added that Clinton “has nothing else going” for her, and posited that if Clinton “were a man, I don’t think she would get five percent of the vote.” But do the numbers bear out Trump’s claims?
Paul Waldman, Washington Post – March 17, 2016
I’ll go ahead right now and predict that if Trump and Hillary Clinton are the nominees, the 2016 vote is going to show the largest gender gap of any election in our history.