, Washington Post – November 9, 2016
There were countless stories this campaign about Donald Trump’s ostensibly insurmountable gender gap. After all, several surveys as recently as a few weeks ago showed Trump losing female voters by an average of 20 percentage points — a record deficit that would have been virtually impossible to overcome if it had held. But, of course, female voters did not provide Hillary Clinton with such a decisive victory.
They are too young to vote, but old enough to follow the news. For teenage girls, this gender bomb of an election is happening just as they are starting to form their identities as young women. Hillary Clinton has campaigned with a rah-rah message for girls: “Yes, you can be anything you want — even president.”
Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus & Anthony Salvanto, CBS News – September 16, 2016
Women feel good about their opportunities to succeed compared to their mothers’ experience. More than 3 in 4 women (77 percent) say their opportunities to succeed in life are better than their mothers’, including majorities of women of all ages, although older women are more likely to feel that way.