August 28, 2014 12:42 am -

This report was commissioned by two Republican groups, including one backed by Karl Rove.


Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO. It was presented to a small number of senior aides this month on Capitol Hill, according to multiple sources involved.

Republicans swore they’d turn around the party’s performance with women after Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012. And while they are in good shape in 2014, poised to pick up seats in the House and possibly take the majority in the Senate, the new report shows that they have not improved their standing with women — which could exacerbate their problems if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee in 2016…

The solutions offered include neutralizing Democratic attacks that the GOP doesn’t support “fairness” for women; “deal honestly with any disagreement on abortion, then move to other issues”; and “pursue policy innovations that inspire women voters to give the GOP a ‘fresh look.’”

The report is blunt about the party’s problems. It says 49 percent of women view Republicans unfavorably, while just 39 percent view Democrats unfavorably.[su_sky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to GOP Poll Of Women: Party ‘Stuck In Past’

  1. jasperjava August 28th, 2014 at 12:46 am

    The GOP is the party of angry, ignorant white males. It’s the Klan, just dressed up in suits and ties.

    I hope women and minorities are motivated to get out and vote in November.

    • Obewon August 28th, 2014 at 1:02 am

      Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS new idea is to accurately rename his GOP, as the ‘Trans Vaginal Probe Party (TVPP.) Rove swears he’s certain that this minor rebranding will deliver ‘Landslides of new female voters lining up to get probed and voting for old ancient TVPP male members! Megyn Kelly has more on Rove’s tweak later on in a twerked demonstration.

    • granpa.usthai August 28th, 2014 at 1:41 am

      I hope anybody who doesn’t like having a missing US Military weapon pointed at their head gets out and votes this November!

  2. tiredoftea August 28th, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Not actually news, but still interesting. And, more importantly for Dems, not much help for them in November.

  3. Obewon August 28th, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Linked above are “two policies former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor promoted as a way to make inroads with middle-class women and families — charter schools and flexible work schedules — were actually the least popular policies among female voters.”-Great work GOP! Failing to replace dying GOP, with longer living and more liberal American women guarantees ‘What’s good news for Americans, is always bad news for today’s GOP.’

  4. R J August 28th, 2014 at 1:55 am

    What’s that you say, women are not pro rape, and they don’t believe a man should more money than a woman for doing the same job. Who know, other than everyone outside of the right wing bubble think tanks that is

  5. Denise August 28th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    That 49% is not high enough, and the 39% should be much lower, but these are GOP women, so….How will these women vote in November is the question. Will they remain loyal to their party and vote for Republicans, or switch and vote Democrat?

    I wonder if the Dems will try to reach out to these women? It wouldn’t hurt

    • raincheck August 28th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I know of at least one woman that voted opposite of her Husband… she just never told him (just for the record she voted Democrat)

  6. Shades August 28th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Of course, we already knew this. I’d like to have been a fly on the wall when Rove’s group met to discuss the findings.