Study Finds Women See Female Lawmakers As More Competent, Having More Integrity

… A new study hints at where candidates and legislators can find their strongest supporters: Women tend to think more highly of female legislators on a variety of measures. With men, though, it depends on party; Republican men have reservations about the women representing them, whereas Democratic men in some […] Read more »

Where Republicans Are Losing Ground

The gender gap is making a comeback. Doubts about Hillary Clinton among women—especially working-class whites—suppressed her advantage with female voters during the 2016 campaign over Donald Trump, despite the widespread concerns they expressed about his character and qualifications in polls. But without Clinton as a contrast, Trump’s support among women […] Read more »

Views on Power and Influence in Washington

Most Americans say they have too little power in Washington these days, according to a new survey by The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Three in 4 Americans say they have too little influence in Washington and 76 percent say poor people have too little influence. Majorities say that […] Read more »

Will women vote for women in 2018? It depends on if they’re married

EMILY’s List helps elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to office. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne; Christopher Stout, Oregon State University, and Kelsy Kretschmer, Oregon State University The 2018 elections promise to be the “Year of the Woman,” with more women planning to step into local, state and […] Read more »

The Impact of ‘Modern Sexism’ on the 2016 Presidential Election

On June 6, 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to earn a majority of pledged delegates to secure a major party’s presidential nomination. … Does Clinton’s successful nomination denote a post-sexist political environment, reflecting a steady change in attitudes over the years? Is her successful nomination a watershed moment […] Read more »

Moving to scale to win on health care

The humiliating retreat of President Trump and Speaker Ryan on the Obamacare replacement was a powerful moment for working class women, financially pressed unmarried women, millennials, and minorities – both the Clinton and Trump voters. Based on the findings of just-completed focus groups with these key voters, the Republican failure […] Read more »

How Unconscious Sexism Could Help Explain Trump’s Win

A woman has never come closer to the presidency than Hillary Clinton did in winning the popular vote in November. Yet as women march in Washington on Saturday, many of them to protest the presidency of Donald Trump, an important obstacle to the first woman president remains: the hidden, internalized […] Read more »