As both political parties confront a new wave of sexual misconduct complaints unleashed by the #MeToo movement, more than half of Republicans say that they would still consider voting for a candidate accused of sexual harassment as long as they agreed with them on the issues, writes Carrie Dan of NBC News
. Citing a new survey
by PRRI, Dann writes
,PRRI’s data “shows how the latest controversy has exacerbated existing differences between the left and the right over how seriously allegations of sexual misconduct should be taken in public life.” For Salon
, Amanda Marcotte spoke with Dan Cox, Ph.D., Director of Research at PRRI, about the survey’s findings on partisan attitudes towards allegations of sexual harassment. According to PRRI’s survey, 81 percent of Democrats, including 84 percent of women and 76 percent of men, say they would definitely not vote for someone accused of sexual harassment. By contrast, only about a third (34 percent) of Republicans, including 41 percent of women and 28 percent of men, agree.