Poll reports update on Trump’s approval rating among women

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A new Monmouth University poll, released Wednesday, shows President Donald J. Trump’s approval rating has dipped to 32 percent among women, a new low in the category.

According to the new Monmouth poll, women voters’ record-low support for the president comes as the nation is in the middle of a dramatic “reckoning,” with powerful men, in a variety of industries, accused of engaging in sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.

President Trump has himself been accused, as 16 women say he made inappropriate sexual advances towards them.

The decline in Trump’s job rating has come much more from women – currently 24% approve to 68% disapprove – than from men – currently 40% to 44%. In September, Trump had a 36%-55% rating among women and a 44%-42% rating among men.

The gender gap in the president’s rating crosses party lines. Republican women (67%) are somewhat less likely than Republican men (78%) to give Trump a positive rating. These results are down by 9 points among GOP women since September and by 5 points among GOP men since the fall. The biggest drop has occurred among independent women – just 14% currently approve of Trump’s job performance, which is down by 25 points since September. Among independent men, 31% approve of Trump, down 10 points. Democrats’ ratings of Trump have held steady at just 8% approval among Democratic men and 7% among Democratic women.

Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said in a statement, “This result is not good for the president.”

“Republicans have to be worried about being dragged down by the weight of Trump’s negatives in 2018 if this trend continues,” Murray added.

According to the poll, 59 percent of voters currently view sexual harassment as a “serious problem” in the United States, and most Americans believe recent reports about various instances of sexual harassment made against members of Congress.

Trump has denied all the accusations against him, which were initially voiced when he was still a presidential candidate.

As DML News CEO Dennis Michael Lynch pointed out last week, Democrats knew the Russia collusion story was a dead end and needed something new to use against Trump. He explained that the “groping” and “sexual misconduct” narrative was proving to be “super effective” against politicians, from both sides of the aisle.

Lynch said Democrats forced their own members out after allegations were brought against them, thereby giving them room to boast about how their party is the party of women, and that Republicans are supporters of “gropers” like President Trump.

“[The] Russian investigation [will] be replaced by the sexual misconduct investigations,” said Lynch.

On Tuesday this week, President Donald J. Trump expressed the same opinion in a tweet, claiming that Democrats are “moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met” to distract from their inability “to show any collusion with Russia.”

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