41 percent say there will be 'too few' women in the next Congress, poll finds

Forty-one percent of registered voters said there will not be enough women serving in the new Congress despite a record number of women winning in the midterms, according to a new Hill.TV and HarrisX poll. 

Of the voters surveyed, 46 percent said "about the right amount of women" will be serving in Congress, and 13 percent said "too many" women will be serving in both chambers. 

Democratic pollster Silas Lee said the results reveal that society still has work to do when it comes to seeing women in high-power positions. 

"The fact that you still have a significant number saying just the right amount means that we still have to adjust as a society to seeing women in executive positions of power," Lee told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

The survey also revealed a partisan divide on the issue, with 59 percent of Democrats saying there will be "too few" women serving in Congress, and only 22 percent of Republicans saying the same. 

Fifty-five percent of Republicans said there will be "about the right amount" of women serving in Congress, while 37 percent of Democrats said the same. 

Answers were also split among gender lines with 47 percent of women voters saying they thought there were too few women in Congress while only 35 percent of the men surveyed said the same.

The survey comes after women running in congressional races across the country shattered records in the midterm elections. 

At least 129 women were elected to serve in Congress this year, which is up from 112 this current session, according to to Quorum. 

The women set to take office in January are also part of what will be the most diverse Congress in history. 

The group includes the first two Native American women to serve in Congress, along with first two Muslim women and the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress. 

The American Barometer was conducted on November 9-10 among 1,000 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

— Julia Manchester