Republican party politicians revolt

Republican party politicians revolt

Donald Trump faces an uprising of women politicians in his party who say Republicans' problems with women have reached "crisis levels."

The number of GOP women in Congress will fall from 23 to 13 in January, the lowest since 1994, and could be fatal to the hopes of the US president by 2020.

By contrast, Democrats in the electorate, who preferred the party to the Republicans by 59% to 40%, were exceptionally good.

This means that Congressional Democrats have recruited 89 women, nearly seven times as many as the GOP, which could bolster their popularity with voters in the next presidential election.