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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