April 5, 2016

THIS IS WHY THE GOP WILL SANDBAG THE DEMS WHEN THEY NOMINATE GENERAL MATTIS AT THE CONVENTION: Women don’t like either party’s front-runner.

Women in 2016 are not excited by either party’s front-runner, and in fact actively dislike both.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and business mogul Donald Trump are both underwater when it comes to women voters. Trump, due in part to his past statements and braggadocio, fares far worse than Clinton, but both are disliked by a majority of American women, according to polls.

Trump has never had a net-positive favorable rating with women, but his likability is getting worse as he continues to stumble through answers on abortion and insult female members of the media. Nearly three-quarters of women said they had a negative view of Trump in a March CNN/OCR poll. That’s up from a 59 percent unfavorable rating among women in December.

Republican women, however, according to the CNN poll, have a generally positive view of Trump, with 59 percent holding a favorable opinion of the front-runner and 39 percent having an unfavorable opinion. Trump’s main GOP competitor, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, did not do any better with women in the poll. Thirty-seven percent of registered Republican women held an unfavorable opinion of Cruz, while 56 percent held a favorable opinion.

And, hey, Mattis is going to be President one way or another.

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