How White Republican Women Have Responded to the Kavanaugh Hearings


In the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings, many white women have drastically moved their support away from the Republican party. According to a recent Morning Consult/Politico poll, President Trump’s support from female voters has dropped an astounding 19 points. Poll analysis predicts this could stem from a negative response to recent events such as the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and the Republican party’s general opposition to the #MeToo movement. These results are surprising, however, since Republican, white women have held strongly to the Republican party for decades. A rating as low as this could spell disaster for the party this upcoming November, where women will have a lot of power in deciding who gets to keep their seats in Congress.

For Further Reading:

The #MeToo movement has not only impacted GOP polls; it has had an international effect as well. To learn more, read The Telegraph’s stance on how the movement has sparked changed globally here.

Discussion Question:

How do you think is Republican party will change over the next few years? How will their base of supporters change?

Action Item:

In an appropriate way, talk to someone with opposing ideals about their take on the Kavanaugh hearings. Exposing your mind to external opinions that are different from your own can not only strengthen your own perspective, but provide a guide-map on how to initiate action.


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