More Republican voters say Bill Clinton's treatment of women is a legitimate campaign issue than say Trump's treatment of women is

Need more proof that partisanship trumps all?

According to the newly released Washington Post-ABC News poll, a greater share of Republican voters think Bill Clinton’s treatment of women is a legitimate issue in this election than think Donald Trump’s treatment of women is a legitimate issue in this election.

These views do not make much sense — after all, Donald Trump will be on the ballot next month, and Bill Clinton will not — but they are convenient. After all, the same poll found that about half of Republicans believe Trump has probably made unwanted sexual advances toward women:

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Keywords in this article

Keyword Sentiment Site Avg. Compared
Donald Trump + 0.60 -0.14
0.74
legitimate issue + 0.60 0.19
0.41
Republican voters + 0.60 -0.19
0.79
greater share + 0.60 0.30
0.30
election + 0.60 -0.14
0.74
treatment + 0.60 -0.13
0.73
newly released Washington + 0.52 0.52
0.00
Post-ABC News poll + 0.52 0.03
0.49
Clinton + 0.35 -0.18
0.53
ballot + 0.00 -0.21
0.21
women -0.05 -0.22
0.17
sense -0.26 -0.03
-0.23
sexual advances -0.65 -0.49
-0.16
Republicans -0.65 -0.37
-0.28
half -0.65 -0.34
-0.31
partisanship trumps -0.71 -0.71
0.00
proof -0.71 -0.45
-0.26

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