There ARE a good number of women running for political office come November….
Americans are fine with that…
Oh, More women vote in this country …..
Most of those women running are Democrats….
This year’s midterms have been dubbed the Year of the Woman as a record-breaking number of women wage campaigns for Congress, and a strong majority of Americans say that’s a good thing, according to new polling out Wednesday.
A survey from Pew Research found that 61 percent of adults considered the record-breaking number of female candidates to be a good thing, with just 5 percent of those surveyed who said it’s a bad thing. A third of those polled said it was neither a good nor bad thing.
More than 500 women filed to run for Congress in 2018, according to the Rutgers Center for Women and Politics, blowing past the previous record of 298 women who filed to run in 2012.
Of women who have filed to run for Congress, 220 have advanced in primaries and another 80 were still awaiting primaries before voters went to the polls on Tuesday.
These numbers include more than 80 female incumbents running for reelection or House members running for the Senate.
Women in general were slightly more likely than men to see the surge as a positive, by 68 percent to 54 percent, while the partisan split was wider. Twice as many Democrats as Republicans were likely to view the increase in female candidates positively, according to the Pew survey….