Report: Trump’s support among women greater than men on social media

Despite Hillary Clinton’s talking points of Trump being hated by women, and the sinking Cruz making that point, Donald Trump’s supporters appear to be mostly women on social media.

The Report:

The security moms

According to The New York Post, many of these women are self-described “security moms,” who first gained notice in 2004 when they helped re-elect former president George W. Bush. Their concern for the safety of the United States in the face of terrorism and other security threats is the organizing principle driving their support for Trump, whom they perceive as best equipped to deal with this issue.

“They’re women who vote not on traditional ‘women’s issues’ — education, abortion, etc. — but on foreign policy,” the Post’s Naomi Schaefer Riley said.

Michelle Fowarski, a Trump supporter from Mosinee, Wisconsin, told ABC News that even though she disagreed with his comments about abortion, it wasn’t her primary consideration.

“I think there are bigger things to deal with,” she said. “Guess what? He’s going to protect us from ISIS.”

The college ‘babes’

Many of Trump’s most vocal female supporters can be found on Twitter. This includes the Twitter page, “Babes for Trump,” whose tweets include photos of young women in various states of undress, pledging their support for the candidate, sometimes with pro-Trump slogans written on their bodies. The Twitter feed was started in late February and now has more than 11,000 followers.
“The Group,” as they call themselves, is a band of conservative Tucson area women who gather every month to discuss politics and government. They are highly educated, professional, observant Mormons — and all fierce backers of Donald J. Trump.
So how do they support a man who, whether it be in a social media spat or during a cable TV rant, seems to violate every aspect of what they believe?
“Because the other side is worse,” Eagar said to laughter.
Her friend, Crystal Junior, who is Mexican-American, offered her appreciation for Trump’s “transparency.”
“I just find that what you see is what you get with this man,” she said. “And that is what I want.”
“He’s a strong man with a strong personality,” said Brooke Steck, a church leader and, like Junior, a mother of four. “He really does love his country, loves people, he really has respect for women.”
Steck is unmoved by the most recent outbreak of animus between Trump and Cruz, which has included implicit attacks on each other’s wives.
“This tweeting, it’s quite ridiculous,” she said. “We need to focus on the issues at hand and what’s going on in our country and around the world and problems. This is just a distraction and we need to get back to the main issues.”
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