The Congressional Institute is pleased to announce the results of its new studies on the attitudes of women voters on policy issues facing elected leaders today. Nicole McCleskey of Public Opinion Strategies and Katie Parker Gage and Ashley O’Connor of Burning Glass Consulting conducted telephone and internet surveys of women across the country and focus groups with swing-voting, lapsed Republican, and base Republican women from Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Nevada. They found that women voters are deeply anxious about the current and future state of the economy, that they are concerned that their children will not be able to enjoy the same quality of life as they have, and that government spending and debt will harm future generations.
- Women worry a great deal about the economic present, and the future.
- While the top issue for women is the economy (25%), following close behind is a concern over “government spending and the debt” (18%) which runs parallel to their concern about future generations.
- Women are seeking a better balance in government, and more representation of the middle class.
- A majority of women oppose Obamacare, and are already feeling negative consequences.
For the executive summary, click here (PDF).