Mattie Kahn, Elle – September 19, 2016
The pollsters at American Women, the affiliated research arm of EMILY’s List, looked at this critical demographic to assess their concerns and priorities in the upcoming election. The organization surveyed 800 voters, breaking the sample size down by gender (376 men, 424 women) and then further analyzing millennial women (152), women of color (121), and independent women (125).
Zhai Yun Tan, Christian Science Monitor – September 17, 2016
Here’s a tricky question for female voters: In the name of advancing women’s rights, should they vote for Hillary Clinton to “break the glass ceiling” and give the United States its first female president – despite their reservations about the candidate?
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.
Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto, CBS News – September 16, 2017
Regardless of how they will vote, most women voters are glad a woman is a major party nominee for president, including 80 percent of Democratic women and 58 percent of independent women. However, most Republican women (54 percent) do not share this sentiment. Most men voters are also glad a woman is a major party presidential nominee.
Mary Jo Murphy and Megan Thee Brenan, New York Times – September 16, 2016
On Nov. 8, American voters for the first time in history will see a woman’s name on the ballot as a major party’s nominee for president. A broad majority of voters — men and women — say they are happy this milestone has been reached, but fully half of them say they would have preferred that that first woman not be Hillary Clinton, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
CBS News – September 16, 2016
Women voters have the power to decide the presidential election — they make up more than half the electorate. In a CBS News/NY Times poll released Friday, they told us their most important problems are equal pay and workplace equality — far ahead of such issues as health care and domestic abuse. CBS News’ Manuel Bojorquez talked to women voters — Democrats and Republicans — in the battleground state of North Carolina.
Peter Beinart, The Atlantic – September 8, 2016
Over the past few years, political scientists have suggested that, counterintuitively, Barack Obama’s election may have led to greater acceptance by whites of racist rhetoric. Something similar is now happening with gender. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is sparking the kind of sexist backlash that decades of research would predict. If she becomes president, that backlash could convulse American politics for years to come.
Ashley Parker, Glamour – September 7, 2016
Over the past year, Glamour‘s team of writers and editors have spoken to thousands of young women in Iowa, New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and beyond, as part of our 51 Million Voices campaign, a partnership with Facebook named for the 51 million women under 45 who are eligible to vote in 2016. And one thing is clear: For them, this election is personal. For the October issue of Glamour, we asked Hollywood activists, political legacies, and young women who know these issues better than anyone else to explain why this race matters. Here, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, discusses reading the poll numbers, how Republicans can reach more women, and what she feels are the most pressing issues in this election.
Neha Thirani Bagri, Quartz – September 7, 2016
While female politicians are making headlines in the US, Europe and South America, seeing a woman in a position of power is still an uncomfortable idea for many. Female political candidates are subject to scrutiny that men rarely face, and even when they are in elected to power, the misogyny continues.
Aaron Blake, Washington Post – September 7, 2016
A new Battleground poll from George Washington University tried to get at this subject in an interesting way — without raising the specific allegations made about Clinton’s health, or even mentioning that such allegations existed.