Polls show America is ready for female president

Hillary Clinton made history this week when she became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.

Hillary Clinton addresses her supporters at the DNC Tuesday. Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.

Hillary Clinton addresses her supporters at the DNC Tuesday. Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. (7/27/16)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Hillary Clinton made history this week when she became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.

Clinton has made the fact that she’s a woman a central focus of her campaign. After she was nominated, Clinton addressed her supporters via video-link.

"If there are any girls out there that stayed up late just to watch, let me just say - I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next,” she said.

Some women tell News 12 New Jersey that they are happy a woman was nominated.

“It’s about time girls take the stand. Guys got to go,” says New Brunswick resident Naidelyn Vergara.

“If we get this woman president, that will greatly change things in the workforce and schools,” says North Brunswick resident Christina Williams. “Women standing up for themselves, going out for jobs that men only get.”

Polls show that America may be ready for its first female president. A new Gallup poll shows 92 percent say they would be comfortable with a woman in the White House.

“This is a marked difference from what we first saw when they asked this question back in the 1940s,” says Rutgers Eagleton Institute Director Ashley Koning.

Polls have also shown that each candidate leads with different groups of female voters. Women who are married or have lower education levels have been shown to support Republican candidate Donald Trump. Single women and those with higher levels of education tend to support Clinton.

Trump has accused Clinton of playing up "the woman card" to get support.

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