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 »

Health insurance and birth control

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to cover the full cost of prescription birth control as part of their health insurance plans. This section of the June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that a majority of the public (68 percent) support the requirement for private health insurance plans to […] 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 »

Focus groups find early breakthrough moment in off-years

America has been roiled by the election of Donald Trump and total Republican control of the federal government. Will it be roiled again by a wave election in the coming off-year elections? That would require engaged and consolidated anti-Trump voters, demoralized Trump supporters and independent voters reacting against Trump and […] 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 »

United by post-inauguration marches, Democratic women plan to step up activism

Days into Donald Trump’s presidency, large numbers of liberals say they plan to step up their political activity, with Democratic women particularly motivated to take action, according to a new Washington Post poll. The results suggest that the “women’s marches” immediately after Trump’s inauguration, which brought hundreds of thousands of […] Read more »