PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign on Tuesday kicks off its efforts to woo girls voters, banking sturdy financial message will energize a voting bloc that has been largely vital of his presidency.
FILE PHOTO: A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump holds an indication studying “Ladies for Trump” throughout a roadside signal waving rally within the Pinellas County metropolis of Clearwater, Florida, U.S., Might 15, 2019. Image taken Might 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photograph
Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, will launch “Ladies for Trump,” a coalition devoted to recruiting and activating girls in assist of the Republican president’s re-election in November 2020.
The occasion is being held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, an upscale group in Philadelphia’s northern suburbs – simply the type of place Trump must win to return to the White Home for one more four-year time period.
Suburban girls performed a key function in ushering in a Democratic wave of victories in U.S. Home of Representatives races within the 2018 congressional elections, robbing Republicans of their majority and delivering a rebuke of Trump.
In Pennsylvania, Democrats gained 9 congressional seats, the identical quantity as Republicans, who held a 13-5 benefit earlier than the elections.
In response to the Reuters/Ipsos 2018 Election Day ballot, 56% of suburban girls voters in Pennsylvania disapproved of Trump’s dealing with of the nation, with 40% saying they authorized.
“Trump goes to have to determine a technique to minimize down on the margins Democrats have within the suburbs if he desires an opportunity to return to the White Home,” stated G. Terry Madonna, a political science professor at Franklin & Marshall Faculty in Pennsylvania.
“Ladies for Trump” organizers are anticipated to tout the president’s dealing with of the financial system, noting the unemployment price amongst girls just lately reached its lowest level since 1953 and that 57% of the 5.6 million jobs added since Trump has turn into president have gone to girls.
“That type of success has produced grassroots assist for President Trump, and ladies are a key part of that assist,” marketing campaign spokeswoman Sarah Matthews stated in an electronic mail.
Within the 2016 presidential election, girls favored Democrat Hillary Clinton, the primary girl nominated for president by a significant occasion, by roughly a 12-point margin over Trump. However white girls as a gaggle got here out for Trump by almost the identical margin, exit polls confirmed.
Six girls are among the many greater than 20 Democrats vying for the occasion’s nomination to compete in opposition to Trump in 2020.
The most recent polls present males are inclined to have a extra favorable view of the Trump presidency, though not overwhelmingly so.
In a Reuters/Ipsos ballot performed earlier this month, 26% of girls stated the nation was heading in the right direction, in contrast with 33% of males.
In the identical ballot, 36% of girl stated they both considerably or strongly authorized of Trump’s dealing with of the presidency, in contrast with 43% of males.
Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw; Enhancing by Colleen Jenkins and Peter Cooney