New polling from ABC News-Fusion reveals a startling partisan divide on whether there should be more women in the House and Senate.
Just 23 percent of Republicans surveyed in the poll agreed that “it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress.” Meanwhile, 60 percent of Democrats agreed with the statement.
Also interesting was that 68 percent of Democrats agreed that “women have fewer opportunities than men in the workplace,” while just 38 percent of Republicans think that.
The worldviews on display here are starkly disparate: Republicans of both genders are likely to believe women have already achieved equal footing with men and that it doesn’t matter if they are elected to Congress. Democrats, meanwhile, believe both that women have fewer opportunities than men and that it’s important for them to be elected to Congress. […]
Looking at state governments around the United States, one lesson becomes clear. Put Democrats in charge and good things can happen.
Give Republicans control of the machinery of government and they will dither or turn the clock backwards.
While it has become fashionable for cynics to lament the ineffectiveness of both political parties in governing, a look at the United States right now reveals that when Democrats are given a governing majority they will pass common sense legislative agendas that benefit the populations they serve.
Put Republicans in charge and they will try to suppress the vote, probe vaginas and pass laws that are wildly unpopular even with Republican voters.
Ignore the false equivalency cynicism. In our current political climate, the difference between Democratic and Republican controlled states could hardly be any wider.