- A new CNN/ORC Poll finds that 80% of American voters feel the country is ready to put a woman in the Oval Office
- Along partisan lines, Democrats are more likely to say the nation is ready than are Republicans: 90% among Democrats vs. 68% among Republicans
Washington (CNN)With the Democratic Party poised to nominate the first major-party female candidate for president, a new CNN/ORC Poll finds that 80% of American voters feel the country is ready to put a woman in the Oval Office.
Men are more apt than women to say the nation is ready for a female president. About three-quarters of women say so (76%) vs. 83% of men. That's in keeping with other surveys finding that women are more apt to say women face discrimination in American society. A Kaiser Family Foundation-Washington Post poll conducted last year found that 85% of women said women face at least some discrimination in U.S. society, more than the 73% of men who said the same.