Polling editor: There is a 'sharp partisan divide' among women on female candidates

Real Clear Politics Washington editor Carl Cannon on Tuesday noted there is a large partisan divide among women on females running for office. 

"Seventy-three percent of men thought it was somewhat or very important to run for office," Cannon told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"Among Republican women, only 19 percent of Republicans women felt this way, 77 percent of Democratic women [also felt this way]. There's a sharp partisan divide," he continued. 

Cannon was referring to a CBS News poll seen on Hill.TV, which found that a total of 54 percent of women said it was "very important" that women were elected to office. 

The survey found that 84 percent of Democratic women said more women in political office would make the country better, while only 19 percent of Republican women said the same. 

— Julia Manchester