Think Donald Trump is Unpopular with Women? A New Poll Might Surprise You

donald-trump-idiotAs I sit back and watch the media endlessly obsess about anything and everything that Donald Trump says, you would really think that he was the most vile, shocking and controversial presidential candidate among the vast GOP field. Except, that’s not really true. Trump’s clearly made some outrageous and extremely offensive comments, but I still believe that people like Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have said and advocated for much worse.

Remember, Rubio and Huckabee both recently came out with comments that essentially reduced females to walking incubators – even if that female is a 10-year-old sexual assault victim. So, spare me with this “Trump is horrible” because he took a few nasty jabs at Rosie O’Donnell and Megyn Kelly. Trump’s comments deserved all the condemnation they got, but they aren’t nearly as offensive in the grand scheme of things as Rubio’s or Huckabee’s comments.

But the general consensus that I’m picking up in the media is that all these outrageous comments (especially pertaining to women) are going to eventually hurt Trump. Most expected his flare up with Kelly following the first debate to chip away at his lead over the other Republican candidates. Well, that’s not what happened.

At the very least, surely his support among women must be terrible, right? There’s just no way he can say the things he has about women not only now, but throughout his entire life, and still gain the support of female conservatives.

Well, if you thought that, you’d be wrong. In fact, a recent Gallup poll shows that Trump’s favorability numbers with women remain on par with most of the other Republican candidates. In fact, his favorability number of 50 percent places him as the third most popular Republican candidate with women, just behind Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee who both scored 53 percent.

Bill Maher said that Trump is like Godzilla – the more you throw at him, the more powerful he becomes. That does seem to be exactly what’s happening. Every single time the media seems to paint this picture that his support is going to drop, it does the exact opposite.

So far he’s called most Mexican immigrants rapists; insulted a war veteran/former POW; admitted to calling women “fat pigs”; made a bizarre comment about Kelly bleeding from “wherever” – refused to apologize for any of it – and has only seen his lead stay steady or grow over his GOP counterparts.

It’s truly astonishing.

It’s like I’ve said before, Trump has exposed the Republican party. He’s someone who’s been openly racist, bigoted, sexist and hateful – while displaying basically no “Christian values” whatsoever – and he continues to skyrocket in the polls. While Republicans will still continue to deny the vile aspects that drive many voters who support their party, Trump’s continued dominance over these other candidates proves that bigotry, sexism, racism and hypocrisy are extremely popular among many conservative voters.

Otherwise, Trump would just be an afterthought in this race for the Republican presidential nomination – not the current overwhelming frontrunner.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • mandate

    Unless he is going to go against another Republican in the General Election, these results mean nothing. How does he fare against Clinton or Sanders in these demographic groups?? I would bet not nearly as well.

  • Zach Siruta

    If the problem seems to be the media constantly trying to attack and bash him, then maybe the only way to truly defeat him would be to ignore him?

    • Cemetery Girl

      Since the 80’s the worst thing that could happen to The Donald was to not get any media attention.

      • OMGface

        I think….from his birth. Did U know, before he got sent to military school he punched his music teacher in the face? Found that when I was delving.

  • MacDoodle

    Trump will be our next president.Hope he takes Carly Fiorina as a vice president.

    • DownriverDem

      Then you must be an old white guy.

      • MacDoodle

        All republicans are old white guys according to Democrats.

      • Wattdidusay

        You may not be old or white but, you are delusional. Trump is a con man who will pull out of the race on the off chance he receives the nomination and Carly Fiorina is as un-American not to mention a failed CEO and the biggest “C word” I have ever seen.

      • OMGface

        Old AND uneducated. Check out the demographics of his base.

      • Rusty Wray

        lol. Thats all you Libs do is feed your own need to believe you are more intelligent than anyone else.
        By the way, Hillary and Bernie are REALLY
        Never thought of that did you? Of course not, or you would not have said it;)

  • DownriverDem

    Hello???? It’s what the repubs stand for that disgust me big time. Any woman who votes repub is either ignorant of what they stand for or a traitor to her gender.

    • OMGface

      BINGO….brainless, self hating silly putty with no self esteem. Such humans(of both genders) comprise his base. It’s a FACT. Re education and socio economic level.

  • Brianna LaPoint

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups

    • OMGface

      Terrible truth….but, I’ve been delving and most members of the GOP polled say they would not vote for him.

  • Cemetery Girl

    Trumps statements shouldn’t be that shocking. After all, this is Trump and these kinds of statements aren’t even remotely new for him. His popularity with the more severely right shouldn’t be a surprise. And no one should be surprised that, if the Republican Party doesn’t find a way to derail his train to being selected Republican candidate, that a big portion of the country won’t vote for him.

    • OMGface

      Every part accurate. Thumbs up smilie.

  • OMGface

    Most important to focus on his support demographics: uneducated, low income. Was said IN passing In cable news yesterday. Current polls REFLECT MOST republicans would not vote for him.m Even most of the GOP has not turned to silly putty.

    Next, as I just communicated to the feckless blowhard: Unlike YOUR WIFE, Heidi will never be for sale for MONEY, TO ANY GUY. He’s just another john.

  • Rusty Wray

    All your name calling fuels Trumps rise. Its all you have. Liberals have no solutions….this is plain to see. Neither does Establishment Republicans.
    Liberals are so addicted to believing they have superior intellect when all you are doing is patting each others back in false naive consensus.