New All In Together poll results show that the majority of women voters are concerned about the direction of the country. 67% of women polled said they think the country is on the wrong track. Republican women (95%) especially thought this, although a plurality of Democrats and a majority of Independent women also felt this way (48% and 68% respectively).
Despite this overall gloomy outlook on the country’s future, women have mixed feelings about the 2024 presidential election. A plurality of women (44%) said they were worried about the election, but many (32%) also said they were hopeful. Overall, women are more worried than men. 46% of Republican women identified as worried about the election, compared to 35% of Republican men. The same pattern held between Democrat women (41%) and Democrat men (28%).
State and local elections provide little comfort to women voters
Women polled felt more satisfied with their local (38%) and state (36%) political leaders than those representing them in Washington (28%). But many women also felt dissatisfied or neutral toward local and state leaders.
Most women feel dissatisfied with their state political leaders’ approaches to key issues like abortion, cost of living, gun control, climate change and immigration. For each of these issues, about half of women voters said they feel that their state’s political leaders don’t really listen to people like them.
That said, women seem to have more stake in the presidential election than state or congressional elections. 64% of women respondents believed the 2024 presidential election will have a major impact on them. Only 54% of women said the same about state-level elections and 49% about congressional elections.
Political participation only seems viable to some demographics
More women feel that political participation gives them a say in government (46%) than that it has no impact (41%). But this is true only of Democratic women, 55% of whom said they feel their vote has an impact. In Republican women and Independent women, fewer respondents felt political participation has an impact (42% and 33% respectively) than felt it does not (48% and 49% respectively).
When broken down by race and ethnicity, Black women especially felt their political participation affects governmental happenings (67%). Only 14% of Black women said their participation does not have an impact. However, a small sample size of Black women was polled, and these results should be interpreted cautiously. White women and Hispanic women are more evenly split between belief and disbelief of impact.
Women want to see compromise from politicians
Most women voters (55%) prefer a politician who is willing to compromise to get things done. 58% of Democrat women and 64% of Independent women echoed this sentiment. Republican women were split, with 47% supporting compromise and 47% preferring a politician who fights for their values even if solutions aren’t always found.
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