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Feminist Candidates Find Support in Battleground Districts

A recent poll in eleven battleground districts, including districts in Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Arizona, and Minnesota, revealed that about half of voters support electing feminist candidates. In Kentucky’s sixth district, 47 percent of voters supported electing more feminist candidates, while more than 50 percent of voters supported feminist candidates in Pennsylvania, New York, Minnesota, and Arizona. In North Carolina and Virginia, 41 percent of voters would support feminists, more than the number of voters that opposed. Support for feminist candidates is driven mostly by Democrats and young people. About 75% of Democrats support electing feminists while only about 25% of Republicans do. Among younger women 18-34 years old, 75% support electing feminist while 43 percent of women over the age of 65 would support feminist candidates. In general, 55% of Black women, 53% of Hispanic women, and 50% of white women support electing feminists. However support for Democrats increases among Democratic women; 78% of Democratic white women, 64% of Democratic Hispanic women, and 58% of Democratic Black women would vote for feminists. Even among conservatives there is a growing group of younger women who want to see strong female leaders and support feminists on issues like […]

Read more at: Feminist Newswire – Feminist Majority Foundation Blog

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