Josh, the most interesting thing to me in these early polls is not that Scott Walker appeals to Tea Party conservatives—that makes sense. It is that he has the largest gender gap in the GOP field at this point. Perhaps it is just because he is less well known. But I suspect something different: The GOP base among women includes a lot of women like me for whom life, marriage, and protection from the new hatred against traditional Christian believers is very important. Walker’s decision to be relatively silent on these issues may be hurting him with women.
Maggie Gallagher is editor of ThePulse2016.com.