Andrew Salvanto, CBS News – October 9, 2016
Slight majorities in each state, 54 percent in Ohio and 51 percent in Pennsylvania, said the tape did not change their view of Trump, while 44 percent in Ohio and 47 percent in Pennsylvania said it made them think worse of Trump, though most in the latter groups were not supporting him beforehand. There is a gender gap on this: in Pennsylvania, women are more likely than men to say it makes their view of Trump worse, by 53 percent to 42 percent.
Ariel Edwards-Levy, Huffington Post – October 7, 2016
Even before tapes of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women emerged Friday, fewer than one-third of voters thought the GOP nominee respected women. In a HuffPost/YouGov survey taken earlier this week, 54 percent of registered voters said Trump does not respect women, while just 32 percent said he does. Only 28 percent of female voters believe Trump respects women.
Chris Cillizza and Phillip Bump, Washington Post – October 7, 2016
Donald Trump had a problem with female voters before today. But, in the wake of a recording of Trump making a series of lewd comments about women going public, that problem is likely to get even worse.
David Lauter, Los Angeles Times – October 5, 2016
A key for Trump is tenacious support among men, whose backing for him increased after Clinton’s health became an issue in early September, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak tracking poll of the race.
Philip Bump, Washington Post – October 5, 2016
After the vice-presidential debate Tuesday, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly sat down with Kellyanne Conway, perhaps alerted to the presence of Donald Trump’s campaign manager thanks to the candidate’s tweet. Toward the end of the segment, Conway noted that Hillary Clinton is barely earning half of the vote from women.
Irin Carmon, NBC News – September 29, 2016
Donald Trump has said, “I would be the best for women.” But according to a new NBC News|SurveyMoney poll taken after the first presidential debate, a majority of women aren’t convinced. Twenty-seven percent of likely women voters said the debate made them think worse of Trump. Meanwhile, nearly a third, or 30 percent, said their opinion of Clinton had improved, compared to 22 percent of men. Women were also far likelier to say Clinton won the debate, by a 10-point margin over men.
Gregory Holyk and Sofi Sinozich, ABC News – September 28, 2016
The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, mainly released Sunday, finds that majorities of Hillary Clinton’s supporters believe minorities and women have too little influence in American society, while half say men and whites have too much influence. For all his outsider appeal, Donald Trump’s supporters, by contrast, are far more apt to endorse the status quo in this regard.
Gary Langer, ABC News – September 25, 2016
The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has narrowed to essentially a dead heat nationally in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, raising the stakes dramatically for the first presidential debate Monday night.
Ginger Gibson, Reuters – September 23, 2016
When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off in their first presidential debate together on Monday, they will have their best chance yet to win over the roughly 27 million Americans who have yet to decide who to vote for. In some ways, this group looks like a typical Trump supporter: they are mainly white, without college degrees, older, and frustrated by the status quo. But while Trump’s supporters are mostly men, America’s uncommitted voters are mostly women, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.
Aaron Blake, Washington Post – September 21, 2016
The Pew Research Center asked its survey participants about 10 possible motivations for voting for Hillary Clinton. Sixty-four percent said a major reason for supporting her is that she’s not Donald Trump. Fair enough. Two-thirds cited her leadership ability, and 79 percent cited her experience in government. The least-important factor of the 10 tested? The prospect of electing the first female president.