Poll: After bombshell video, 63 percent say Trump doesn't respect women
A majority of likely voters say Donald Trump doesn’t respect women, according to a new poll released days after a video surfaced showing the GOP nominee making sexually aggressive and lewd comments toward women.
The NBC/SurveyMonkey poll out Monday finds that 63 percent of likely voters say Trump doesn’t respect women much or at all. The online poll, conducted between Oct. 3 and Oct. 9, shows that in the four days before Friday’s revelation of the video, 55 percent of likely voters said that Trump doesn’t respect women.
In the video out Friday, Trump makes strikingly obscene comments about women, including bragging about groping their genitals. During Sunday's debate, Trump said he hadn't done the deeds he detailed in the leaked clip, but the fallout from the video was already massive, with dozens of GOP elected officials denouncing Trump and some pulling back their endorsements.
The poll results also come after Trump feuded with a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, who he had previously called “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” Machado bounded into the spotlight after Hillary Clinton brought her name up during the first presidential debate in late September.
Not surprisingly, the poll finds that the video hurts Trump’s standing with women. Before the video was out, 64 percent of women said Trump didn’t respect women. But after the video was out, 69 percent of women said Trump didn’t respect women.
Also, if the election were held today, Clinton would beat Trump by 5 points – 46 percent to 41 percent – in a four-way match, according to the poll. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson would take 8 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein would garner 3 percent.
The NBC/SurveyMonkey poll was conducted online using a nation sample of 23,329 likely voters drawn from users of its surveys, with an error of plus or minus 1 percentage points.