Author Topic: New Poll: Republicans OK With Sexual Harassment; Dems & Most Americans Are Not  (Read 16 times)

Solon

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There was a time when Dems defended Bill Clinton and Republicans condemned him because of his sexual misconduct. Such is no longer the case according to a new Quinnipiac poll. It indicates that Democrats, along with most of America have evolved; Republicans now accept it.

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The big new finding from a Quinnipiac University poll is this: About half of Republicans say GOP senators should let Roy Moore serve in the Senate. By a margin of 49 percent to 33 percent, Republicans say the Alabamian, who is accused of sexual misconduct with multiple teenagers, should not be expelled if he wins next month's special election, as some Senate Republicans have threatened to do.

American voters say 60 - 28 percent that if Roy Moore is elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, the U.S. Senate should vote to expel him. Republicans say 49 - 33 percent that Moore should not be expelled. Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group says expel him.

But that's hardly the only finding in the poll that suggests the GOP has taken a softer view toward sexual harassment.

If multiple women have accused a political candidate of sexual harassment, 62 percent of American voters say they definitely would not vote for that candidate, while 27 percent say they would consider voting for the candidate. Republicans are divided as 43 percent say they would consider voting for the candidate and 41 percent say they definitely would not vote for the candidate.

The poll also shows sexual harassment isn't a dealbreaker for Republicans when it comes to President Trump. And it's not even that they just doubt the accusations against Trump (which has been the case ever since nearly a dozen women came forward at the end of the last election). The poll shows Republicans also oppose trying to remove Trump from office even if it was proved that he sexually harassed the women who have accused him. By a margin of 63 percent to 28 percent, Republicans say Trump should not be impeached even if we know for a fact that he sexually harassed women.

...Mostly, then, the poll is useful as a barometer of where the two party's stand on the interplay between sexual harassment allegations and politics. And on that question, Republicans clearly don't seem to have as much of a litmus test.




A new poll makes it crystal clear: Sexual harassment is not a dealbreaker in todayís Republican Party
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/21/a-new-poll-makes-it-crystal-clear-sexual-harassment-is-not-a-dealbreaker-in-todays-republican-party/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-politics%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.f2010dbd8091

https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2502
« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 10:37:48 PM by Solon »
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Steven

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Sounds like the republicans are acting like the Clinton democrats