Donald Trump's Approval Ratings Reveal Strong Gender Divide, With 60 Percent of Women Unimpressed

A new poll released by Quinnipiac University has suggested a strong gender divide in approval for President Donald Trump's job performance as U.S. leader.

The survey's results, which were released on Monday, showed at least 61 percent of women expressing disapproval for the way Trump has handled the top job in the U.S. so far, compared to 35 percent who said they did approve.

The numbers are starkly different to those among men, with approval ratings just falling short of the 50 percent mark. Among men, 48 percent expressed approval of Trump's job performance, compared with 46 percent who were not impressed.

Overall, the poll, which was conducted from October 11 to 13 and saw more than 1,100 registered voters surveyed, found 41 percent of voters to be in favor of Trump's leadership so far as president, with the majority, 54 percent, expressing dissatisfaction.

Meanwhile, the survey also found voters to be nearly evenly divided on whether Trump should be impeached, with 46 percent saying he should be impeached and removed from office, compared with 48 percent who said they did not believe he should be impeached.

"The President is mired at 41 percent but no worse for the wear after another week of frenzied impeachment talk," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy in a statement published online.

What the majority of voters did agree on, however, is that it is unacceptable for a sitting president to ask a foreign country to investigate one of their political opponents, as Trump appeared to do in a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

In the Democratic bid to unseat Trump in the upcoming 2020 election, the Quinnipiac poll saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren leading former Vice President Joe Biden with 30 percent of the vote among Democratic voters and independents who lean Democratic, compared to Biden's 27 percent.

With Warren once again pulling ahead, Malloy said: "For Senator Warren, the third straight time essentially tied at the top is the charm. Her candidacy clearly has staying power going into the debate."

Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders trailed with 11 percent of support, with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 8 percent and Sen. Kamala Harris at 4 percent. No other Democratic candidate passed the 2 percent mark in terms of support.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on October 11, 2019 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Matt Sullivan/Getty