Poll: Dems lead among white women in battleground districts

Poll: Dems lead among white women in battleground districts
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Women favor Democrats over Republicans in House battleground districts, including more support from white women, according to a new poll.

In districts that could help determine which party controls the House after November's midterms, 46 percent of women surveyed said they’ll vote for Democrats while 34 percent said they plan to vote for Republicans, according to a CBS poll published Sunday. The remaining 16 percent said they are undecided.

Additionally, Democrats hold a slight advantage in those districts among white women, with 42 percent saying they’ll vote for Democrats and 40 percent saying they’ll vote for Republicans.

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The CBS poll also found that 57 percent of women surveyed disapprove of Trump’s handling of issues that affect women, and most women said Trump will be a factor in their midterm vote. Women disapproving of Trump include a majority of independents. The poll found that 53 percent of women who identify as independents said they disapprove of the president.

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At a campaign rally in March in Pennsylvania, Trump said “we got 52 percent” of female voters. He reiterated the claim in July, saying “I got more” women than Clinton did.  

In fact, only 41 percent of women voted for Trump in the 2016 election. He received a majority of votes from white women but did much worse among women of color.