Category: News Tracking

The Divide Over America’s Future: 1950 or 2050?

Betsy Cooper, Ph.D., Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Rachel Lienesch, Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., PRRI – October 25, 2016
Pessimism about the direction of the country is considerably higher today (74%) than it was at this time during the 2012 presidential race, when 57% of the public said the country was off on the wrong track.

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Abortion Returns to the Debate

Emma Green, The Atlantic – October 5, 2016

In a debate filled with yelling and interruptions, it was the moment when Tim Kaine and Mike Pence finally got quiet: They were talking about their struggles with faith. Kaine spoke about having to preside over executions while he was governor of Virginia, even though he’s morally opposed to the death penalty. Pence, however, turned the question around and brought up an issue no moderator has dared to ask about: abortion.

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On Women’s Issues, Clinton and Trump Have Sharp Differences

Associated Press – October 2, 2016

National polls show a significant gender gap in the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with Clinton holding a large lead among women and Trump leading among men. Here’s a look at their positions on some issues with a major impact on women.

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At We Won’t Wait Summit, Women Say They are More Than Just ‘a Vote’

Vanessa Williams, Washington Post – September 20, 2016

Women of color should be just as tough on Democrat Hillary Clinton as they are on Republican Donald Trump in demanding that the candidates address issues important to them, their families and their communities.

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Trump Steps Up Anti-Abortion Stance, Taps Dannenfelser

Rebecca Berg, Real Clear Politics – September 16, 2017

With less than two months until Election Day, Donald Trump is ramping up his outreach to a reliable Republican constituency: anti-abortion advocates. Trump plans to name a Pro-Life Coalition on Friday, RealClearPolitics has learned, with Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser as its national chairwoman. The GOP nominee will also adopt a new pledge to protect the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid funding for most abortions — a law Democrat Hillary Clinton opposes.

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How Donald Trump Is Trying to Win Over Women Voters

Charlotte Alter, TIME – September 16, 2016

In an attempt to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s double-digit lead with women voters, Donald Trump is ditching some aspects of GOP orthodoxy and embracing feminist stances on contraception, child care and paid leave.

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Hillary Clinton Returns to the Campaign Trail to Talk About Kids

Sam Frizell, TIME – September 15, 2016

Before a crowd in Greensboro, N.C., she appeared in fine health, speaking energetically through much of her speech, and she used her illness to refresh a familiar campaign theme that had fallen by the wayside in recent weeks: her work on behalf of children.

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Donald Trump Unveils Plan for Families in Bid for Women’s Votes

Nick Corasanti and Maggie Haberman, New York Times – September 13, 2016

Donald J. Trump unveiled a menu of proposals on Tuesday to help working parents, calling for six weeks of mandatory paid maternity leave and expanded tax credits for child care.

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