White suburban women, who were instrumental in the Democrats’ takeover of the House in the 2018 elections and in Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential victory, have moved strongly to the right in this election cycle.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the Republican Party currently has a 15-point edge among this cohort, which comprises 20% of the vote.
That is a 27-point swing from the Journal’s August survey.
It appears that the economics is driving the change.
“We’re talking about a collapse, if you will, in that group on the perceptions of the economy,” Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio said. Fabrizio conducted the poll with Democratic pollster John Anzalone.
74% of white suburban women believe the economy is “going in the wrong way,” and 54% of white suburban women believe the nation is already in a recession.
The Journal discovered that increasing costs (34 percent), dangers to democracy (28 percent), and the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade were the top concerns of these voters (16 percent).
Dana Gianassi of Lincoln, California, told the Journal that despite being an independent voter who often casts a divided ballot, she had already cast a straight Republican ballot in this election.
“Right now I feel the Democrats are ruining our country,” she said.
In the study of suburban women, Biden’s favorable rating dropped from 51 percent in August to 38 percent.
“If the 2024 election were between Mr. Biden and former President Donald Trump, 41 percent of white suburban women said they would vote for Mr. Biden and 52 percent Mr. Trump. In August, 55 percent said Mr. Biden and 39 percent Mr. Trump,” the Journal reported.
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Former White House aide and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday that the polling shift among suburban women and Latinos indicated a “realignment” toward the GOP. CONTINUE READING…