Right now there are two arguments that are galvanizing women – one is the controversy over contraception and the other is a conservative economic agenda that women – particularly unmarried women – see as hostile to their interests.
Over the last several months and since the Republicans re-ignited the culture war, there has been a shift toward the President among women in national surveys. Gallup showed the President barely winning among women in December (49-44); he now sits on a 12-point margin (52-40).
Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) and Democracy Corps wanted to explore whether these arguments had the same effect down ballot. The results of their survey of the Battleground Congressional Districts – 56 Republican held districts and 23 Democratic – held districts will be released Wednesday April 18.
Unmarried women –women who are divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married — make up 25 percent of the U.S. population – the same strength as evangelical Christians. They are also the driving force and largest share of the Rising American Electorate (RAE). Together with people of color and young people – they make up 53 percent of the voting eligible population – the majority.
Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) is committed to increasing the number of unmarried women, people of color and young people in the RAE who speak out, turnout, and participate in our democracy and government.