A Ton Of Women Are Still Undecided On Trump, Hillary

Phillip Stucky | Political Reporter

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton may win with women voters, according to a six-week long Morning Consult poll published Tuesday, but 21 percent of women remain undecided.

Clinton earned the support of 44 percent of women, much higher than Republican nominee Trump’s 36 percent support. Trump won overall with men, but by a much smaller margin, 44 percent to Clinton’s 41 percent.

Eighteen percent of all voters didn’t know who they would support if the elections were held today. Women were more likely to be undecided, 21 percent of women and 15 percent of men were undecided.

Trump led with with independent women after the Republican National Convention. Thirty-seven percent of independent women supported Trump after the convention, up from 31 percent prior to the convention.

Surprisingly, Clinton decreased with independent women after the Republican convention. Thirty-three percent said they supported Clinton before the convention, but only 30 percent supported Clinton after the convention, a smaller number than Trump.

Independent men supported Trump both before and after the convention, maintaining a solid 43 percent before and after. Clinton enjoyed solid support from independent men as well, but in significantly smaller numbers. Only 30 percent of independent men supported her.

Six percent of women picked women’s issues as the biggest concern of the election and 29 percent picked the economy. Thirty-seven percent of men selected the economy as the biggest issue.

Morning Consult surveyed 23, 347 likely voters in an online poll. The survey took place from June 1-July 14, and an additional poll was taken the week of the convention. The results have a margin of error of 1 percentage point.

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