Poll: Majority of female voters strongly disapprove of Trump

Poll: Majority of female voters strongly disapprove of Trump
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A majority of female voters strongly disapprove of the job President TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE is doing as president, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday.

About 66 percent of female voters surveyed said they disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job, including 59 percent who said they strongly disapprove. About 30 percent of female voters in the poll said they approve of Trump’s job performance, including 20 percent who strongly approve.


The survey comes ahead of critical November midterm elections as the GOP attempts to hold on to its majority in the House and Senate. 

Approximately 89 percent of female voters polled said they are either absolutely certain they will vote or will probably vote in the midterm elections. And 65 percent of women voters surveyed say they want to see Democrats control Congress to act as a check on the White House.

Those numbers are sure to concern the GOP. Several districts that could determine control of the House are located in suburbs where Trump is consistently less popular than past Republican presidents. 

Democrats need to flip 23 seats in the House to retake control of the chamber. The road in the Senate is much more difficult. The Democrats need to pick up two seats in the upper chamber while trying to defend 10 seats in states that Trump won in the 2016 presidential election. 

To further worry Republicans, The New York Times on Monday reported that House Democrats are preparing an onslaught of investigations that could hobble the White House should they take the majority.

They range from probing the firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHarry Reid slams Comey for Russia election meddling If Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report MORE, Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possible beginning of impeachment proceedings.