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NBC/WSJ Poll: American Voters Want More Women in Office

NBC/WSJ Poll: American Voters Want More Women in Office
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 07 June 2018 05:20 PM

The majority of voters would feel better with more women in office, including 87 percent of Democrats, according to a new poll.

Key figures in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey:

  • 67 percent of voters said the country would be better off with more women in office, which includes 87 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of Republicans.
  • 69 percent of all women and 66 percent of all men said the country would be better off with more female elected officials.
  • 31 percent of women said they would be enthusiastic about a female candidate for office, with 17 percent of men saying the same.
  • 21 percent of voters said they would be more likely to support a candidate who supports re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as House speaker if Democrats take control of the chamber.

More than 400 women have run or are running for House seats in the 2018 midterms. According to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, 361 female candidates are still in the running for seats.

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