Women more likely to believe Omarosa than men, says Hill.TV poll

Women are more likely than men to believe Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanEx-Trump campaign staffer files claim to invalidate all NDAs for campaign workers Ex-White House aide Cliff Sims sues Trump NYT: White House says Trump's tan is the result of ‘good genes’ MORE's claims about working with President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE, according to a new American Barometer poll. 

The survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 36 percent of women polled said they believed Manigault Newman's claims about Trump, while only 24 percent of women said they did not believe her. Forty percent said they were not sure.

Men polled were much more likely not to believe the former White House aide's claims about Trump.

The poll found that 33 percent of men said they believed her claims, while 35 percent said they did not believe her. Thirty-two percent said they were not sure.

Democrats polled were much more likely to believe Manigault Newman's claims than Republicans.

Only 9 percent of Republicans said they believed her, compared to 58 percent of Democrats.

Manigault Newman was a contestant on the first season of "The Apprentice." She parlayed that appearance into a reality television career, and then worked for Trump's presidential campaign and the White House. She was fired from the White House in December.

In doing publicity for a soon-to-be-released memoir, Manigault Newman has made headlines by accusing Trump of being in mental decline, and of using the "n-word" during the filming of "The Apprentice," among other allegations.

Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on "What America's Thinking" that the average voter is less inclined to care about the coverage surrounding Manigault Newman.

"A lot of this is kind of insider DC gossip, and your sort of average voter doesn't pay a ton of attention," Greenberg said. "It's hard to imagine when you're in the bubble and it's what everybody's talking about."

However, the fact that women are more inclined to believe Manigault Newman is notable in the context of other polling that shows a wide gender gap when it comes to Trump.

Fifty-four percent of men approve of Trump, while only 32 percent of women also said they approved the president, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll released last month. 

That poll also found a gender gap among Republicans, with 68 percent of Republican men saying they strongly approved of how Trump is handling his job in the White House, while only 31 percent of female Republicans agreed.

The American Barometer poll was conducted on August 18-19 among 1,002 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

— Julia Manchester