As real estate mogul Donald Trump declared victory with his five-state sweep on Tuesday night, he raised eyebrows when he announced that women don't like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Is he right? Yes – but not as much women dislike Trump.
"The only card she has is the woman's card; she's got nothing else going," Trump said. "And frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the women's card. And the beautiful thing is, women don't like her. And look how well I did with women tonight!"
Unfortunately for Trump, he performs much worse among women than Clinton does.
"And the beautiful thing is, women don't like her."
Clinton is by no means popular among women. She has a 58 percent unfavorability rating in a McLaughlin & Associates survey, and has a 43 percent favorability rating among women, according to Sun Sentinel editorial writer Gary Stein. Gallup has Clinton at a net favorability of -3 percent. In fact, back in February Clinton was having trouble winning the women demographic in her battle with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
But Trump's numbers are far worse. In the above sources, Trump has a 68 percent unfavorability rating, a 34 percent favorability rating, and a net favorability of 43 percent, respectively.
In a head-to-head matchup among women, Clinton slaughters Trump:
Trump favorability among women:— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 27, 2016
Head-to-head among women:
Trump even loses pretty badly to Clinton among white women. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News survey, white women prefer Clinton over Trump by seven percentage points, a demographic in which 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney beat President Barack Obama by 12 percentage points.