women voters

  • October 14, 2016  

    The state of North Carolina is a focus for both candidates in the campaign’s final weeks. The majority of college-educated white women here supported Mitt Romney in 2012, but accusations against Donald Trump, and his inflammatory rhetoric, have alienated that crucial voting bloc. Judy Woodruff reports from the Tar Heel State, where she interviewed female voters struggling with this year’s choice. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2016  

    This campaign year has witnessed many unexpected shifts in the electorate — not to mention the candidates. But one of the most surprising changes may be the voters in Georgia. After supporting Republican presidential contenders for the past 24 years, the Peach State may be up for grabs due to its diversifying demographic. Judy Woodruff visited Georgia to report on the political climate there. Continue reading

  • March 31, 2016  

    Women made up more than half of all voters in 2012. What’s winning over this diverse and crucial bloc of voters in 2016? Judy Woodruff explores how women see this year’s candidates with Rebecca Traister, author, “All the Single Ladies,” Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company and Kelly Dittmar of the Center for American Women and Politics. Continue reading

  • January 29, 2016  

    Three days out from the Iowa caucuses, Democrats are weighing whether to go with the presumed favorite, Hillary Clinton, or to defy expectations by championing Bernie Sanders. For both candidates, women are a crucial demographic. Judy Woodruff reports on how Iowa’s female voters see the race. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2015  

    The last time a majority of American women voted for a Republican presidential candidate was 1988. Since then, more women have chosen Democrats, often by double digits. Even at the state legislative and congressional levels, the majority of women serving are Democrats. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports on efforts to find, recruit and elect more Republican women to office. Continue reading

  • October 19, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including how Mitt Romney and President Obama fared in the second presidential debate, the political fight for key demographic groups and the long career and legacy of George McGovern, as the politician nears death. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2012  

    Mitt Romney flew to Virginia and President Obama to Iowa, but distance didn’t stop attacks between the two the day after the second presidential debate. Gwen Ifill reports on the presidential candidates’ campaign stops. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty and The Associated Press’ Julie Pace. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2012  

    Ray Suarez talks to EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock about raising seed money for women politicians to run viable campaigns. Continue reading

  • August 21, 2012  

    High-level Republicans continue to push Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to end his senate bid after he questioned whether rape could lead to pregnancy. Garance Franke-Ruta of the Atlantic and Jon Ward of the Huffington Post join Judy Woodruff to discuss the controversy as the GOP reaffirms abortion as a key issue on the party platform. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2012    

    Supporters of Mitt Romney reach out to shake his hand during a campaign rally Tuesday in Zanesville, Ohio. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. If you’re a woman living in one of a dozen or so states, chances are you’re being … Continue reading

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