Last week, I came across an interesting polling statistic from CNN: While the amount of Americans supporting impeachment and removal from office (50%) hasn’t changed over the course of the impeachment hearings, there has been an increase in the amount of women who support impeachment and removal (61%) and a decrease in the amount of men who support impeachment and removal (40%).
What this got me to thinking about is polling as a whole, how accurate they are, and how much stock we should put in them. The only poll we can be certain about in politics is the final one. Namely, the elections themselves. Until people actually place their votes, we’ll never know for sure who will win any election. In other words, are polls nothing more than just something to entertain us until the actual election happens?
One other thing this poll got me to think about is what role does gender play in how we view the world? The fact that 61% of women support impeachment and only 40% of men is pretty wild. Why would it be the case that so many more women would support impeachment than men? I understand that in other polls, you can’t really see a gender gap, but in this one there most definitely is.
Below is an interesting article I came across that helped she some light, at least for me, on the subject. Curious to get all of your thoughts on this topic.