President Donald Trump is doing a horrible job according to a majority of females in a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post.
Two-thirds (66%) of female voters disapprove of Trump’s handling of the POTUS job while 59 percent of respondents said they “strongly disapprove.” Only 30% of female voters said they approve of the President’s performance and an even lower 20% said they “strongly approve” of Trump’s time in office.
In a telling moment for the November mid-term elections, 89% of female voters said they will either “absolutely” vote or “probably vote” in November.
The poll also revealed that 65% of women voters said they want to see Democrats control Congress.
If women and young voters, who largely disapprove of Trump, take to the polls in November, it could provide the momentum needed for Democrats to flip 23 seats in the House, allowing for control of the chamber.
Democrats would need an eight percentage point margin to flip the 23 House seats that would bring a majority, David Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report explains.
If Democrats can pick up two seats in the upper chamber and defend 10 seats in states Trump took in 2016, they could also gain control of the Senate, although that is a bigger uphill battle.
Not only are female voters turning against Trump, USA Today reports that a record number of women are running for office and winning their nominations for the House, Senate, Governorships, and State Legislatures.
“This year we’re not just breaking records; we’re blowing through them,” Debbie Walsh, director of the center told USA Today.
A recent poll has found that three of four voters said they had no preference when it comes to voting for a male or female.
The 2018 mid-term elections are right around the corner and there are still a lot of questions but polls definitely appear to be trending in favor of the Democratic party. Of course, polling numbers don’t matter if a record number of voters don’t get out and make their voice heard.