Women Voters Are Not Impressed By Donald Trump. Just 1 in 5 View Him Favorably


A Quinnipiac Poll reveals a fatal weakness for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Donald Trump garners very little support from women voters. Without significant support from female voters, Trump has almost no hope of building the winning coalition needed to put him in the White House.

The Quinnipiac Poll found that Trump is viewed favorably by just 20 percent of women voters, compared to a whopping 64 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of Trump. Furthermore, in a head to head match-up with Hillary Clinton, the gender gap is truly staggering.

Trump holds his own with male voters, managing a narrow 43-42 edge over Clinton. However, Clinton absolutely crushes him with women voters by a 54-29 margin. The 26-point gender gap cannot be attributed solely to Clinton’s popularity with women voters, since the gender gap is nearly as large when Trump is pitted against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

In a Trump versus Sanders contest, Trump leads with male voters 44-40 percent, but he gets trounced by female voters 49-31 percent. While all Republican candidates perform significantly worse with women voters than they do with men, Trump appears to be polling especially poorly with women voters.

When a Trump Attorney declared “you cannot rape your spouse”, he did his client no favors with women voters. The lawyer’s comment prompted Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D) to tweet:

Most shocking part of this? Trump’s lawyer thinks it’s legal to rape your spouse. Giving Akin a run for his money.

Todd Akin of course, was the GOP Senate candidate in 2012 who lost to McCaskill after arguing that if a rape is a ”legitimate rape”, the female body has ways to shut her down from getting pregnant.

While Trump isn’t necessarily responsible for the words of his lawyer, the attorney’s defense of Trump’s alleged rape of his wife keeps that damaging allegation in the public eye. Trump’s long history of gender-specific hostility towards women may not be something most female voters are familiar with. Nevertheless, at some level, women voters know that Donald Trump does not belong in the White House.

Given Trump’s poor standing with women voters, they not only know he doesn’t belong in the White House, but they will also make sure he doesn’t get there.

35 Replies to “Women Voters Are Not Impressed By Donald Trump. Just 1 in 5 View Him Favorably”

  1. Thanks Keith, Your article woke up a memory of when I was a young girl. I was on a date with this guy who told me right before we were going to do it that he was going to show me that it was not a “man’s world.” Well, just like Trumpit, it was all talk…

  2. When all the opposition research starts hitting the airwaves Donald Trump will be reduced to a sad little man.

  3. Most women do not like loudmouth, obnoxious, self-centered, egoistic, sociopathic men. It not something generated in the gut, it is outright rejection of a “man” they find absolutely repulsive. And that, in my book, is Donald Trump….totally, completely, repulsive.

  4. Third party candicacy and Trump wins. Ventura in Minnesota 1998 was the canary in the coal mine and I told many, including my friend Paul Wellstone, and my State Rep. Keith Ellison, in 1998 that Ventura would be elected. When Ellison, now co-chair of the Progressive Caucus in Congress, repeated my words on the George Stephanopolous (sic) last Sunday, he was laughed at, just like experts (not Wellstone, not Ellison) laughed at me in the summer of 1998. Well, guess who got the last laugh? Adios, amigos.

  5. Maybe it’s women’s intuition… possibly they realize that someone who loves declaring bankruptcy probably isn’t the financial wizard that he and his supporters portray him to be.

    “Fourth Time’s A Charm: How Donald Trump Made Bankruptcy Work For Him”

    “4 Times Donald Trump’s Companies Declared Bankruptcy”

  6. That third party vote required a significant number of votes from women.
    Rick Radio, all you’re spewing is white noise.

  7. He has no problem with marital Rape.

    And he’s totally squicked out over a woman’s breast pumping.

    And I’m surprised that 1 in 5 view him favorably. Such a high number.

    What will it take to eliminate that high number? That he’s also a Gorean?

  8. Drump is a joke and his lack of respect for others, especially women will never get him elected. Dont forget this is the idiot who makes money by parading half-naked women across a stage like an animal in a zoo. He cant stand a strong woman with a brain. Hillary is more powerful than him and he hates it. His 2 yearold reaction to everything is quite un-presidential and more suited to a toddler fighting over a toy.

  9. Did a little lookin’ – apparently Ventura ran on the Reform Party ticket (this was right after the Ross Perot attempts at stirring the pot), and most of the late surge that he experienced was at the expense of the Democrat (actually the DFL (Democratic Farm Labor Party) candidate, with the three candidates splitting the total into thirds similar to what happened in Maine in the past two gubernatorial elections.
    Personally, I doubt that we see this happen in this Presidential cycle – certainly any “surge” that
    Trump may see will likely be at the expense of Republicans, not Democrats.

  10. He wont win as an Indy, the numbers arent there. Leaves me to question Trump-owned voting machines )like Romneys in OH)? I wouldnt put anything past this orange idiot with a “TERRIBLE”rug on his head. Hes a laughing stock.

  11. All Trumps women were purchased, which is why he is a self-destructive clown…I figure he has an inversely proportionate penis size to his outsized ego, Size matters….ask any female.

  12. I certainly agree with that. And he is the poster boy for the very worst traits in men. I can’t bring myself to believe this poll. Surely there’s not that many women stupid enough and willing to sell their souls even in their imaginations.

  13. At the expense of the investors he managed to rope in on the deal. They usually end up taking it in the shorts.

  14. In this day and age, I just don’t see how educated free thinking women could ever vote for the repubs. That goes for enlightened men too. All the repubs want to do is drag us back to the 1950s and early 1960s. When I tell young folks that women couldn’t even have credit cards in their own name back then, they are in total shock. I will work like hell to get Hillary elected in 2016. But if Bernie is the nominee I will work like hell for him too. What bothers me about Bernie is that the repub party want him to be the Dem nominee. They are just waiting to unleash everything they have on Bernie going back to the 1960s. Polls show that folks will not vote for a socialist. That is why the repubs want him to be the Dem nominee. They fear running against Hillary.

  15. …most Republican women seem to be the victims of religious cults like the Quiverfulls…they are so submissive to men that it’s natural for them to poll in favor of Trump…especially when the dominant male in thier lives tell them to…the Teatards and Teahadists actually believe that we will all reboot our memories after the primaries and believe the NEW and IMPROVED line of bullshit without a single memory of all the toxic slime they were all slinging in the primaries…
    …as we often said when I was a kid: “Dream on Alice; you’re back in Wonderland!!!”

  16. I know repub women who are not married and they are just as mean and angry as the repub men. Not to mention that most repubs I know have union pensions, SS and Medicare. Yet they are against anyone else having what they have. So bitter and angry is who they are. They always go to the negative while I go to the positive first. They are just so jaded.

  17. And no amount of flowery speech, puppydog eyes, or politeness, will penetrate their aura of insolence and vitriol.

  18. I’m surprised that many women like him. It has to be the Stepford Wives mentality of the GOP. It’s disturbing to have so many men supporting him also. He’s done nothing but get the banks to support projects that end up failing, but the banks consider them too big to fail. He’s the master manipulator who should never have been bailed out the first time he blew the banks money and any other investor who supported/ supports him. But he lies and our corrupt media lets it go because they find him entertaining. This country is spinning out of control when our political system is just bad reality t.v.

  19. There are enough women to vote for republican politicians who want to take away their reproductive rights, defund planned parenthood and cut funding for their children’s schools. Stupid women who think and vote against their own sex. 20% is probably a low number.

  20. I’m still shocked that anyone likes him to begin with.

    Honestly, I keep thinking I’m going to wake up and all this will have just been a nightmare.

  21. The difference between Trump 2016 and Ventura 1998 is this.

    In 1998, Ventura was able to siphon nearly identical amounts of votes from Norm Coleman (R) and Skip Humphrey (D) because he was an ideological centrist with some very liberal and some quite conservative positions.

    Trump 2016 is running as a conservative. If he runs as a 3rd party candidate, he will take votes heavily from the right and much less so from the left. In the process, he would leave the Democratic candidate atop the field with something like 45 percent of the vote, while the right splits the other 55 percent down the middle. Outcome would be something like Clinton 45 Bush 29 Trump 26.

  22. …lemme sum up…
    1} Trump has alienated {PUN INTENDED} the Hispanic voting block…
    2}He has turned off the AA voting block…
    3}He has caused the womens voting block to blow chunks…
    4}He has liberals voting block praying HE is the Republican candidate…
    5}He don’t care about any of the above,and figures we’ll all vote for him because he’s a tremendous, really rich guy…
    6} I dunno whether to laugh or throw up…{Doing both at the same time is hazardous to your health…trust me on this}

  23. Trump is the guy everyone hates to be around. Loud, obnoxious, hateful and mean. Being rich makes it worse. And those are his good qualities.

  24. I find it frightening that some people are so ignorant and delusional. A Trump presidency “classy”? Only if the class is Steerage.

  25. I don’t believe in polls. No one should. Polling system is now quite outdated.
    As for women not voting for Trump, remember there are a lot white, red-neck, conservative women and they VOTE in huge numbers.

  26. Anyone that has been following Donald Trump and reading his campaign speeches shouldn’t be surprised at all by the conclusions of this article. “The Donald” is a well known misogynist with no respect for any woman, starting with Rosie O’Donnell (“Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’ We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us. But it’s not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.”) and ending with his own daughter (“I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose for Playboy], although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her..”). How about that incestuous declaration? Why would any woman in her right mind vote for this scumbag?.

  27. You are so right, he just lost my vote. There is a difference between political correctness and insulting women. He had an opportunity to answer for his derogatory comments about women on the presidential debate, and instead he got personal with Megyn Kelly. So far he has alienated the Mexican vote, most of the moderate’s vote, and now the women’s vote. It won’t get him very far.

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