A large share of U.S. women say in new polling from YouGov and The Economist that they do not want to see Donald Trump running for president again this time around. The specific share is 60 percent, and the polling was completed October 17.
Among adults in general, the portion in opposition was also high, reaching 55 percent. Trump got some of his best numbers among respondents hailing from rural areas and survey participants subscribing to conservative ideology — but even 21 percent of respondents identified as having voted for Trump in 2020 said they didn’t want him running in 2024’s contest. The data, in poll after poll and across demographic and political groups, is clear. There is no “red wave” — meaning massive surge of support for Republicans — materializing so far before the 2024 elections, during which (besides the presidency) control of the House and Senate will also be at stake.
Even though President Joe Biden faces some discontent in polling, at least he has something on which to campaign other than dozens and dozens of criminal charges! He’s now helping spearhead an international response to the violence recently seen in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank, spurred most recently by attacks from the terror group Hamas. In contrast to some on the far-right, Biden has — while standing by Israel — sought to remind those observing and/or involved that Hamas and similar orgs do not inherently represent the entirety of the Palestinian people.
Figures like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have argued basically the exact opposite, and there’s also been again renewed talk from that political corner of tough restrictions on arriving in the U.S. at all — making Biden’s contrasting approach a model of substantive leadership.
And the recent chaos in the House, where Republicans were still failing to seat a Speaker on Friday as the three-week mark approached with deadlines like federal government funding coming up, probably wasn’t positioned to ingratiate the GOP with Americans. Nothing else is happening on the House floor in policy terms amid the Speaker battle, with Democrats having long expressed interest in bipartisan cooperation, a prospect Republicans continue rejecting at the expense of legislative functioning.