Two polls recently published by FiveThirtyEight show a clear divide between men and women when it comes to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to InfoPlease, there are nearly 10 million more women in the United States than men. Based on these numbers and statistics, could Donald Trump and Mike Pence lose the election if they do not gain more support from women?
Bill O’Reilly seems to think so. In fact, Bill O’Reilly asked Mike Pence during an interview – several times – if he and Donald Trump had any plans to make a last ditch effort to target female voters. In the video below, Bill O’Reilly told Pence he believed Donald Trump would lose the election without additional support from women.
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show on Wednesday night. During the interview, Mike Pence appeared to be oblivious to the fact that he and Trump could lose the election if they did not make their campaign more appealing to female voters. According to The Huffington Post, this appearance and interview with Bill O’Reilly happened on the same night that even more women came forward alleging that Donald Trump has groped them.
Bill O’Reilly wanted to know what plans Mike Pence and Donald Trump had to gain more support from women so they did not lose the election.
“You’re going to lose the election if you can’t convince more American women to vote for you,” O’Reilly said.
“Well, I think the strategy is just the message, Bill,” Pence responded. Mike Pence went on to point out the fact that both men and women showed up to Trump rallies and he believed the message behind their campaign resonated with both men and women.
As Pence tried to change the subject of the conversation by talking about immigration and the fact that they’ve had the “same consistent message” throughout the entire campaign, O’Reilly interrupted him to dig deeper into the topic of women’s support. He informed Pence that they were “still way behind in the polls with women.” He reiterated the fact that he believed Pence and Trump would lose the election without more support from women.
“The ‘Access Hollywood’ thing didn’t help you,” O’Reilly stated, referring to the 2005 tape of Trump bragging to Billy Bush about being able to do whatever he wanted sexually with women because he was a star.
“So in the last four weeks of the campaign, are you going to make a special effort to get more women on board? It seems like you’re not.”
Pence more or less confirmed what O’Reilly already said by saying he “truly believes Trump’s message is more than a slogan.” Mike Pence never really addressed the issue he and Trump’s campaign had in regards to support from women.
The responses Mike Pence gave to O’Reilly more or less matched the responses his running mate, Donald Trump, gave to Bill O’Reilly when he had an interview with him the day before. During the part of the interview in the video below, O’Reilly asks Trump what is plans are for targeting women voters for the remainder of the campaign as he may lose the election without them.
“I think we’re going to win the election, Bill,” Donald Trump responded. Trump also spent time defending the offensive comments on Access Hollywood claiming it was nothing more than “locker room talk.” Trump even claimed he has had “a lot of women” come up to him and say it isn’t the first time they’ve heard something like what he said – or much worse.
What do you think about the support – or rather – lack of support Donald Trump and Pence have when it comes to women voters? Do you think there is a chance Pence and Trump could lose the election if they do not spend the next few weeks focusing on targeting women voters? Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below.
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