Where Do We Go From Here

Bustle and VoteRunLead both feel a civic responsibility to women in America, providing them with the resources to get and stay politically active in their communities. The results of the poll have laid a roadmap for work to be done nationally on a…

Different Parties, Same Issue

All women polled selected healthcare (67 percent) as the most important issue to them. A distant second, rounding out the top three issues, were education (48 percent) and the economy (43 percent). When split across party, healthcare was still the top issue among…

What Matters Most To Female Voters

American women look for candidates to be honest with them. When asked which traits they feel are most important in an ideal political candidate, nearly two-thirds (66 percent) said “honesty” was what mattered most. It was a clear lead characteristic, followed by “consistent…

Taking Gender Out Of The Voting Equation

Women are voting on the issues that are most important to them, as opposed to a candidate’s gender. The data from this survey and the 2016 election results bear this out and supports longstanding views that women are issue-based voters.

Political Experience Is No Longer A Barrier For Entry

The surge of women running for office is in the millions, and there is no sign of the momentum stopping.   More than 1 in 4 (26 percent) of the women polled indicated that they have been motivated to run or…

Movements That Have Become the Mainstream

The attention and consequences garnered by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are working because women believe that sexual harassment and assault are being taken seriously. Thirty-three percent of women indicated their reason for becoming more politically active was #MeToo, the…

The "Woman Card" Is A Myth

Women are influencing elections in new ways. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements are influencing elections. Women are showing their ownership over their bodies and their rights as American citizens through political action; 39 percent of women ranked women’s rights as…