Polls currently receiving wide media coverage appear to disagree with other data indicating that President Donald Trump’s relationship with women voters is at its best.
Consider that almost half of the contributions he has received for the 2020 re-election campaign come from women.
For some perspective, the president ranks third out of a total of 15 candidates in terms of percentage of women’s donations in the first quarter of 2019, reaching nearly $1.5 million, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
The report—which tabulates only donations over $200—reflects that 45% came from women while 55% came from men, a significant increase from the Trump 2016 election campaign, when only 28% of contributions were made by women, Newsweek reports.
New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand ranked first with 52.5% of contributions from women, followed by California Democrat Kamala Harris with 49.2%.
President Trump also had more total female donors than any other candidate: 10,329, followed by Senator Harris with 3,850 and Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders with 3,271 donors.
“Trump’s economic results, including near record unemployment for women, translate into enthusiasm, donations and, ultimately, votes,” Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee, said in a statement cited by Fox News.
“Just as President Trump has kept his promises, women voters will be an integral part of President Trump’s successful re-election in 2020,” she said.
At a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on May 8, President Trump said, “The unemployment rate for women is the lowest in more than 65 years and will soon be a record.”