Women: Not Voting in Midterm Elections?


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Recent protest on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Natali Barias, Reporter

On November 6, 2018 Americans will have the opportunity to vote in the Midterm Elections. In the past few years, there has always been a steady stream of white female Republican voters in the midterm elections. Recently however, women have been drifting from the Republican party, causing major worry concerning the Midterm Elections.

Many believe that this decline in women voting had something to do with the recent Kavanaugh confirmation. Republican women have slowly been leaning over to the side of the Democrats because they feel as though Republicans don’t respect their bodies. The Republican’s continuous support of the NRA has also turned away many women from their party, in light of recent gun violence.

According to a Politico Poll, the amount of Republican women supporting Trump has dropped by 19 points, causing a lot of worry in the Republican party. The Pew Research center has stated that 63% of women disapprove of how president Trump is doing his job. From 2010 to 2014 the amount of women who identified as Republicans remained relatively unchanged, but in 2015 only 37% of women identified as Republican. As if 2017 only 25% of women identified was Republicans.

The Democratic party is hoping to sway even more women to vote in favor of their party. If the Republican party wants to persuade women to voter in favor of their party, they have some serious work to do. The result of women not voting in the Midterm elections could cause a major negative impact on future elections.