A Donald Trump nomination could be the best possible scenario for Hillary Clinton; the latest polling numbers of female voters spell almost certain defeat for the GOP if Trump faces Clinton in November.
A March NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed almost half (47 percent) of Republican female primary voters said they would not vote for Trump, and a whopping 70 percent of women voters overall have a negative view of him. A Fox News poll this week also had almost identical results.
In the hypothetical (but very real possibility) of a Trump versus Clinton matchup, more Republican women would be willing to defect to Clinton, and the Democrat would beat Trump among women 58-to-31 percent.
Republican women were relatively more willing to support either of the other two GOP candidates: 32 percent said they would not support Ted Cruz, and just 27 percent said they would not support John Kasich.
To make matters worse for Trump, these poll numbers were taken before his latest bout of sexist mud-slinging on Twitter, when he threatened to “spill the beans” on GOP rival Ted Cruz’s wife, and retweeted a supporter attacking Heidi Cruz’s appearance with a side-by-side photo comparison of the two candidate’s wives.
This is obviously not the first time this election cycle that Trump has publicly critiqued a woman’s physical appearance, and time and time again, comments like these have turned conservative women away from him.
When 70 percent of American women overall view a presidential candidate negatively, it’s hard to imagine that he could be viable in a general election.