Category: News Tracking

Watching Hillary Clinton Lose Made Women Feel Worse About Their Own Careers

Emma Hinchliffe, Mashable – November 19, 2016

A survey by the career website InHerSight found that 76 percent of women felt worse about their own careers after seeing the election results. The site asked 750 women the question “How have the election results made you feel about your own prospects for advancement in your career?”  

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Behind Trump’s Victory: Divisions by Race, Gender, Education

Alec Tyson and Shiva Maniam, Pew Research – November 9, 2016

Donald Trump scored an impressive Electoral College victory Nov. 8 after a campaign that revealed deep divisions – by race, gender and education – that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections, according to an analysis of national exit poll data.

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Teen Girls Say Hillary Clinton Inspires Them and Donald Trump Makes Them Feel Insecure

Charlotte Alter, TIME – November 4, 2016

According to an online poll conducted for the New York Times, nearly a quarter of teenage girls say Clinton’s candidacy has encouraged them to seek leadership positions, but nearly half say Trump’s comments have negatively affected the way they think about their bodies.

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Hillary Clinton Closes Gap With Male Voters

Adam Kelsey, ABC News – October 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton appears to have closed what was once a large gap in support among male voters with rival Donald Trump, according to the latest ABC News poll. Male respondents reported support for the former secretary of state at 44 percent to Trump’s 41 percent — a major swing for the group, which had backed him throughout the campaign.

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The Majority of Female Voters Believe Trump Committed Sexual Assault

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – October 19, 2016

More than half a dozen women have now come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault – claims he’s said are “pure fiction and outright lies.” Indeed, the Trump campaign is employing an impressive number of conspiracy theories to explain away his accusers, but according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, voters aren’t buying it.

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A Striking Poll Shows that Many Trump Supporters Already Doubted Women’s Claims of Sexual Harassment — even Before the Infamous Tape

Michael Tesler, Washington Post – October 17, 2016

Using data from the Rand Corp’s Presidential Election Panel Survey (PEPS), the left-hand graph shows a strong relationship between support for Trump in the primaries and beliefs about the consequences of sexual harassment accusations.  Primary voters who strongly agreed that “women who complain about harassment often cause more problems than they solve” were 30 percentage points more likely to support Trump than Republicans who strongly disagreed with that statement.

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Why is Anyone Sticking with Trump? His ‘Alpha Male’ Appeal.

Melissa Deckman, Washington Post – October 14, 2016

Political fallout from last Friday’s leaked “Access Hollywood” footage, which features Donald Trump bragging about his ability to sexually assault women thanks to his fame, has been swift. In the days following the tape’s release, more than 60 elected Republican officials have stated they will no longer vote for the GOP presidential nominee, though a few of these lawmakers later recanted.

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Donald Trump is Facing an Apocalyptic Election Scenario, Thanks to Women Voters

Philip Bump, Washington Post – October 13, 2016

Two numbers worth considering. In the aftermath of the release of the hot-mic recording of Donald Trump casually discussing sexual assault last week, several polls have considered how voters reacted to the revelation.

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Poll: More Voters Say Trump Doesn’t Respect Women After Lewd Tape Surfaces

Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski, and Stephanie Psyllos, NBC News – October 10, 2016

After a 2005 recording of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women emerged on Friday, 63 percent of likely voters said they do not think the Republican nominee respects women, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. In the four days the poll was in the field prior to the revelation of Trump’s comments on Friday, 55 percent of likely voters said they did not think he respects women.

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43 Percent Of Americans Say Trump Should Withdraw From Presidential Race

Rachel Tillman, ABC News – October 9, 2016

As to the effect of the video of Trump’s vulgar comments on their vote, 53 percent said they are now less likely to cast a ballot for Trump, and 46 percent said the recording of the nominee’s remarks will make no difference in their decision. Two percent said the video makes them more likely to vote for him. There was a stark gender gap, with 62 percent of women less likely to vote for him while 55 percent of men say it will make no difference on their vote.

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