College-educated women are moving away from GOP

“When Republicans regained control of the House in 2010, they were propelled by a big swing toward the party among women. Now, signs are emerging Republicans could be handicapped in 2018 by women shifting away from the GOP,” The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

“In particular, women with a four-year college degree have moved toward favoring Democratic control of Congress, recent polling shows, helping to account for a substantial Democratic lead in multiple surveys on the question of which party Americans want to see leading Congress after the midterm elections.

“The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows Democrats with a 20-point edge among women on control of Congress. That lead is larger than the 12-point Democratic edge among women during the last midterms, in 2014.

“The Democratic advantage is even bigger among women with college degrees. These women would rather see Democrats than Republicans lead Congress by 32 percentage points, 62% to 30%, far larger than the party’s edge among these women in the past two midterm years, the latest Journal/NBC News survey found.

“With the two parties now at about parity among men, the Democrats’ big advantage among college-educated women helps account for the party’s 11-point lead among Americans overall in the last Journal/NBC News survey, conducted Dec. 13-15.”

“Republican leaders in Congress have said that while next year’s elections could be challenging, they believe the strong economy and the just-enacted tax bill will win over voters. The party will “do bold things that work and prove our principles in practice,’’ House Speaker Paul Ryan said recently.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “College-educated women are moving away from GOP”

  1. Todd Juvinall is truly out of touch. Check out his “analysis”: “Pelline is siting some NBC/WSJ polling that educated women are moving to become democrats. Sorry not credible. Women like security and to feel safe. They feel that with Republicans. And now with more money coming their way in the Tax Reform, I suspect the R’s will bury the demos this next cycle. Of course no one can ever “know” the future, but I see trends of a sweep for the R’s again. Democrats are too wimpy for most gals ecept for those on welfare perhaps.”

    Toddy’s mommy and daddy should have sent him out of the area more often. This is a “cautionary tale” of living in a western Nevada County bubble.

    1. This college educated woman who is not on welfare never was nor never will be a republican. I’ve never felt “security and to feel safe” due to the republicans. Many (not all of course) have given me the impression that women are/should be second or third class citizens and should do as they’re told to do rather than using their own brains to make decisions.

    2. I wonder if Todd or Barry ever subscribed to The Wall Street Journal. I doubt it. Meanwhile, western Nevada County is the only place in California they feel “at home.” And that’s changing too. LOL.

  2. “Pelline is siting some NBC/WSJ polling that educated women are moving to become democrats. Sorry not credible. Women like security and to feel safe. They feel that with Republicans….” per Todd Juvinall.
    There is a book at JJ Jackson’s entitled “Everything Men Know About Women” by Dr. Alan Francis. I think that may be a nom de plume for Mr. Juvinall. It is a book filled with blank pages.

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