According to a new poll, almost 60% of Republicans want to hang a “No girls allowed!” sign on the Oval Office door.
A new poll from YouGov shows that for most Americans its a question of when, and not if, a woman will become president. 63% want to see a woman elected president in their lifetime and believe they probably or definitely will.
It makes sense. After all, Hillary Clinton got closer than anyone ever has.
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She won the popular vote and practically had her hand on the Oval Office doorknob. But thanks to our broken system, the candidate most voters didn’t choose is the one who got sworn in.
But what’s true for most Americans isn’t the same for most Republicans.
According to the YouGov poll, 59% of Republicans said they did not hope to see a woman become president in their lifetimes, compared to the 89% of Democrats and 63% of Independents who said they do hope to see a woman become president before they die.
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy was a historic moment for women in US politics and probably did more to bring more women into politics than any event in the last 50 years. Since the election, women have raised their voices in the #MeToo movement and taken to the streets as part of the Women’s March.
Within the next 20 or 30 years, it seems most likely that America will have a female president. When that happens, there will be a lot of Republicans spinning in their graves.
It may even be what puts them there.