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.
David Neild, FiveThirtyEight.com – June 23, 2016
More than 90 percent of Americans would be willing to vote for a well-qualified woman for president, according to a Gallup poll that posed the question last year, yet 22 percent of respondents said that they thought “most of the people they know” would not “vote for a presidential candidate who is a woman” when asked in a YouGov poll the same year. Why the large gap between what people say they would do and what they think other people would do?
Jill Filiopovic, Cosmopolitan – February 9, 2016
The combined spectacle of Cruz’s win and Trump’s popularity is more reflective of just how agnostic, if not outright hostile, many in the United States (particularly its more conservative citizens) remain to women’s changing social roles, and how much fear politicians can generate at the mere specter of a decline in unilateral power so long enjoyed by white American men. Trump’s candidacy isn’t the death knell of social conservatism or the Republican Party. It’s what happens when the religious right’s promises of a better life through faith don’t pan out, but the male entitlement, distrust of intellectualism, and racial animosity bred by the movement remain.
Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News – November 23, 2015
Latina voters are a growing part of the electorate, along with other women of color, according to the Center for American Progress. In the 2014 elections, Latinas favored Democratic candidates over Republican candidates by a margin of 66 percent to 32 percent, compared to 57 percent to 41 percent by Hispanic men, Pew Research Center found.
Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal – August 26, 2015
In his Facebook post Tuesday, Kobach disputed the notion that he is purging voters who don’t supply proof of citizenship within 90 days. “And what is the consequence of waiting more than 90 days? It’s not being ‘purged’ as the left-wing knuckleheads claim,” Kobach said. “It’s just having to fill out the form again. Oh the horror! Hillary is getting her pantsuit in a twist over nothing. #pantsuitinatwist.”
Amy Chozick, New York Times – July 1, 2015
The biggest applause lines of Mrs. Clinton’s June 13 speech in New York that signified the official start of her campaign were about gay rights issues, including this zinger about Republicans: “They turn their backs on gay people who love each other,” she said to raucous cheers.
Kristina Horn Sheeler, IUPUI – April 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton may have amassed a great deal of experience in the past seven years, but does that mean she will have an easy time winning the Democratic presidential nomination?
Margie Omero, Huffington Post – January 26, 2015
The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton solidly besting her potential Republican opponents. It even suggests by two-to-one, she benefits from her status as the potential first woman President (although far more say it makes no difference). But can we trust voters’ own perceptions of their prejudices?
Aaron Blake, Washington Post – January 22, 2015
While most Republicans say Clinton’s gender doesn’t matter, about one-quarter of them (24 percent) say the fact that she would be the first female president makes them less likely to vote for her. Just 8 percent say it makes them more likely to back her.
Pew Research Center – January 14, 2015
According to the majority of Americans, women are every bit as capable of being good political leaders as men. The same can be said of their ability to dominate the corporate boardroom.