Get Political Wire by Email:

November 05, 2013

Only 23% of Republicans Want More Women in Congress

A recent ABC News/Fusion poll finds "vast differences among groups in trust in government, immigration policy and beyond, including basic views on issues such as the role of religion and the value of diversity in politics, treatment of women in the workplace and the opportunities afforded to minorities in society more broadly."

Key finding: "Forty-three percent of Americans say it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress - but the range here is from six in 10 Democrats and liberals alike to just 26 percent of conservatives and 23 percent of Republicans. Instead two-thirds or more in these latter two groups say it makes no difference to them."

Amanda Marcotte: "If Republicans can at least scatter a few more women in brightly colored suits among the 'grey-faced men with $2 haircuts' (thank you, Tina Fey), they will have to make liberals work a little harder and use more words to explain why the policies [ie, attacks on women's rights] are misogynist. Right now, all liberals need to do is show some pictures and point."


Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.