Janet Adamy, Wall Street Journal – November 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years to win married women, but a lack of support from other pockets of the female electorate helped block her path to the White House. White women overall voted for Donald Trump by a decisive margin, and white women without college degrees broke even more heavily for the Republican nominee, according to exit polls.
AirTalk, KPCC – November 9, 2016
The latest data shows Hillary Clinton won 54 percent of women voters, but only 41 percent of men – a 13-point gender gap, which is as large as it’s been in decades. CBS News’ exit polls show Trump beat Clinton among white, non-college-educated women.
Clare Malone, FiveThirtyEight – November 9, 2016
Throughout these many months, the Clinton team made it clear that they believed her historic candidacy had the potential to sway portions of the electorate, most especially women voters. They were counting in no small part on the support of sisterhood. But Clinton’s stunning loss Tuesday night showed that issues of culture and class mattered more to many American women than their gender.
Alec Tyson & Shiva Maniam, Pew Research Center – 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.
Leah Askarinam, The Atlantic – November 8, 2016
Donald Trump dragged already-prominent public debates over gender equality and consent into the presidential race, due to prominent reports about his mistreatment of women and allegations of sexual assault. At the same time, Hillary Clinton became the first truly viable woman presidential nominee the nation had ever seen—and used Trump’s alleged behavior toward women as a weapon against him.
Beth Reinhard, Wall Street Journal – November 6, 2016
There is a split-screen view of women voters in the 2016 campaign. Teary-eyed supporters of the first would-be female president are wearing suffragette white and growing hoarse cheering for Democrat Hillary Clinton. At Republican Donald Trump’s events, some women dress like jailbirds or wear profane T-shirts to show what they think of Mrs. Clinton.
Kay Hymowitz, Fox News – November 5, 2016
Yes, college-educated women are overwhelmingly for Clinton; but women without college degrees are sticking with the Republican nominee. They may be less enthusiastic than they were in 2012, when they overwhelmingly supported Mitt Romney, and they are far less gung-ho than the almost two-thirds of their male counterparts in the Trump camp. Still, while the polls vary widely, Trump runs as high as 27 points ahead among white women without a college degree, higher than Clinton’s 23-point advantage among college-educated women.
James Hohmann, Washington Post – November 3, 2016
One in five voters in 2012 were college-educated white women. Mitt Romney won them by six points, according to exit polls. Our fresh Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, which has Hillary Clinton ahead by just two points among all likely voters nationally, finds that Donald Trump is losing college-educated white women by 27 points.
Andrew McGill, The Atlantic – September 14, 2016
Remember “Soccer Moms?” They were all the rage in 1996, representing the slender slice of the suburban electorate Bill Clinton supposedly needed to win over to keep the presidency. Like the Macarena, the Soccer Mom turns 20 this year, but she doesn’t have the clout she once did. Now popular is the “White Working Class,” a catch-all label for a group of voters whose fears and anxieties have defined the 2016 campaign, or at least dominated media coverage.