A good quantity of people that voted for President Donald Trump—nearly half—assume that girls who complain about harassment usually create extra issues as a substitute of fixing something, in response to a brand new ballot launched this week.
The survey from YouGov/The Economist requested respondents whether or not they agreed with this assertion: “Ladies who complain about harassment usually trigger extra issues than they resolve.”
Amongst Trump voters, 14 p.c stated they strongly agreed whereas 34 p.c agreed considerably—which means that, general, 48 p.c agreed with the assertion to some extent. Forty p.c of Trump voters disagreed, to some extent, that “ladies who complain about harassment usually trigger extra issues than they resolve,” in response to the survey from YouGov/The Economist. Twelve p.c responded they weren’t certain.
There was a stark divide alongside celebration strains when it involved ladies who come ahead about harassment. Voters for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as an example, had been far much less more likely to agree with the concept ladies coming ahead brought about extra issues. Simply four p.c strongly agreed with the assertion whereas 9 p.c agreed considerably—so 13 p.c agreed to some extent. Twenty p.c of Clinton voters, in the meantime, considerably disagreed that “ladies who complain about harassment usually trigger extra issues than they resolve,” whereas a full 63 p.c disagreed strongly—so 83 p.c disagreed to some extent.
The survey from YouGov/The Economist polled 1,500 U.S. adults from September 16 via September 18. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.eight proportion factors.
The ballot comes through the continued #MeToo motion and high-profile allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault. Practically a dozen have accused President Trump himself of harassment or misconduct.
And Friday morning the previous actuality TV star turned commander-in-chief tweeted in regards to the lady who accused Supreme Courtroom nominee Decide Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her once they had been in highschool. Trump attacked the credibility of school professor Christine Blasey Ford.
“I have little question that, if the assault on Dr. Ford was as unhealthy as she says, costs would have been instantly filed with native Regulation Enforcement Authorities by both her or her loving dad and mom. I ask that she deliver these filings ahead in order that we are able to be taught date, time, and place!” the president tweeted.
Later, he adopted up: “The novel left attorneys need the FBI to become involved NOW. Why didn’t somebody name the FBI 36 years in the past?”