If it seems like there’s a protest every couple days and everyone on your Facebook feed is talking about how they plan to get involved politically, there’s a reason for that. According to a new Washington Post poll:
40 percent of Democratic women say they will become more involved in political causes this year, compared with 25 percent of Americans more broadly and 27 percent of Democratic men. Nearly half of liberal Democrats also say they will become more politically active, as do 43 percent of Democrats under age 50. Interest in boosting activism is far lower — 21 percent — among independents and Republicans alike.
That’s a lot of potential for change, right there. That’s not the poll’s only big finding, either:
In the Post poll, majorities say they have heard a lot about the women’s marches and that they support the demonstrations — representing wider awareness and support than the tea party movement held at the height of its power in 2010.
Majority support. Remember that one when every protest or action produces a dozen hot takes claiming that, by taking action, Trump’s opponents are playing right into his hands.
Resistance is the only way to win.