A central issue of scholarly debate has been the causes of and barriers to female candidate emergence. However, more recent work on political ambition has reignited this debate, with studies recognizing the relationship between social and structural factors in shaping female candidate recruitment and selection. This debate is grounded on a shared perception of the gendered nature of American politics and elections.
If you're using the ABC News mobile app, star this page so you can get back to it easily. You can also check out Exit Poll Results and Analysis from Key Battleground States This is preliminary data and can change -- sometimes materially -- as the evening progresses.
Be sure to check back for the latest. We've received the first batch of exit poll data and are updating with analysis as we receive it. Both reached record levels of unpopularity for presidential candidates, with sharp divisions on their fitness for office on items such as qualifications, temperament and honesty.
In preliminary national exit poll results 54 percent of voters see Clinton unfavorably, and 61 percent say the same of Trump. Comparable numbers in were 46 for Barack Obama and 50 for Mitt Romney. Clinton does better, Trump less well, on qualifications and temperament.
Those decline to 37 percent and 34 percent for Trump, respectively, in these preliminary exit poll results. The exit poll also asks which of four other candidate qualities are most important. Rural and Urban Attitudes Preliminary exit poll data has shed some light on rural, suburban and urban attitudes and views.
About 20 percent of urban respondents said that they were worse off financially than they were in That can be compared to 28 percent of those who live in the suburbs and 36 percent who live in rural areas.
Some 57 percent of urban voters say that they rate the economy negatively. That's compared to 63 percent of suburban voters who were asked the same question, and 72 percent of rural voters.
When it comes to who they trust to handle the economy, Clinton-Trump, urban respondents went percent for Clinton, while suburban respondents went percent. Rural respondents went percent in favor of Trump. Responding to the rather pessimistic question about whether they believe life will be worse for the next generation than today, 27 percent of urban respondents said yes, while 35 percent of suburban and 41 percent of rural respondents did.
And when it comes to belief that the economy is on the wrong track, 53 percent of urban respondents said that they believed it was.
That's compared to 63 percent of suburban and 71 percent of rural respondents who said that they believed it was on the wrong track. Polarization Some quick observations on polarization, based on preliminary exit polling data.
The burgeoning field of gender and political behavior shows that the way in which ordinary citizens connect to the democratic process is gendered. Gender differences in voting behavior and participation rates persist across democracies. At the same time, countries vary substantially in . That phenomenon is particularly evident in states with a conservative voting record on gender issues and in those with lower percentages of women in the labor force. Presidential Gender Watch’s report on gender in the presidential election, Finding Gender in Election , is available now. For more analysis of gender dynamics in election , see our latest project: Gender Watch
Among Trump supporters, 96 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Clinton. Among Clinton supporters, 95 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Trump. Divisions and Unpopularity The preliminary exit poll data also reveals some interesting nuggets about division and unpopularity.
Forty-four percent of Trump voters say their financial situation is worse than it was four years ago; 47 percent of Clinton voters say their finances have improved. Here's further evidence of the unpopularity of these candidates:Nov 12, · Female candidates have to be more qualified than their male opponents to succeed in an election because many voters have a hard time seeing women as leaders, according to research conducted by Dr.
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US Elections World Data Atlas Sources Center for American Women and Politics U.S. Election - Gender Differences in Voter Turnout Includes listing of percentages of men and women voting in presidential and non-presidential years from through .
Presidential Gender Watch’s report on gender in the presidential election, Finding Gender in Election , is available now. For more analysis of gender dynamics in election , see our latest project: Gender Watch Gender distribution of the resident population of the United States from to (in millions) U.S.
population by sex United States: Life expectancy of women at birth from to. The burgeoning field of gender and political behavior shows that the way in which ordinary citizens connect to the democratic process is gendered.
Gender differences in voting behavior and participation rates persist across democracies. At the same time, countries vary substantially in .