Trump’s Women Voter Problem is Getting Worse

( – According to numbers from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), about 70 million women in the US were registered to vote in 2022. That outnumbered the registered male voters by 7.4 million, making women a large voting block to woo. But one candidate seems to be losing the demographic with just seven months to go until election day.

January polling from Quinnipiac University showed that 58% of registered women voters support President Joe Biden for re-election and only 36% back former President Donald Trump for the job. Newsweek compared those percentages to polling from the previous month, which showed 53% of women supporting Biden at that time compared to 41% favoring Trump. That shows women are leaving the former president’s camp, and experts say it has everything to do with his stance on abortion and his recent legal woes.

Trump has been very vocal about the part he played in overturning Roe v. Wade — bragging, even — and women aren’t happy. The presumptive GOP nominee also toyed with the idea of implementing a nationwide ban at 15 weeks gestation but later backed off the idea and said he supports states making those decisions for women. However, it appears that most women in America want to make their own decisions, and that fact is plaguing the Trump campaign.

University of Surrey Associate Professor Mark Shanahan concluded that Trump has an “aggressive, macho, and somewhat whiny style” that is turning women voters away. He also believes the sexual assault and defamation case brought by E. Jean Carroll and the current hush money case wrought with alleged affairs are hurting him as well. Given those factors, Shanahan said he wasn’t surprised by the recent polling numbers.

Associate Professor Thomas Whalen told Newsweek that Trump’s problems with women are nothing new, but the Dobbs decision made things worse. He predicted that abortion would be his downfall this November.

Do you think it’s possible for Trump to win back women voters before the election?

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