Nov 27, 2018

52% of Americans would feel "very comfortable" with a female president

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar, each rumored as potential 2020 presidential candidates. Photos: Paul Marotta via Getty Images; Ethan Miller via Getty Images; Theo Wargo via Getty Images for DGA

52% of Americans — including 45% of men and 60% of women — say they would feel "very comfortable" having a female president, according to a new study by Kantar Public.

The big picture: The Reykjavik Index for Leadership ranks the U.S. third among G7 countries in terms of the percentage of people who would be comfortable with a female head of state. The U.K., which is currently led by Prime Minister Theresa May, came first with 58%, while Germany — which has been governed by Chancellor Angela Merkel for the past 13 years — ranked sixth with 26%.

By the numbers:

  • U.K.: 58% (52% of men, 65% of women)
  • Canada: 57% (49% of men, 65% of women)
  • U.S.: 52% (45% of men, 60% of women)
  • Italy: 42% (34% of men, 49% of women)
  • France: 40% (39% of men, 42% of women)
  • Germany: 26% (23% of men, 30% of women)
  • Japan: 23% (20% of men, 26% of women)

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The rematch of the century

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The weekend's biggest sporting event is Wilder-Fury II, which despite its name is not an action movie sequel starring Jean-Claude Van Damme but, rather, a boxing match starring arguably the two best heavyweights in the world.

The backdrop: In their first meeting in December 2018, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury put on a memorable show at Staples Center, with Fury surviving a brutal right hand in the 12th round to earn a split-decision draw.

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Pro-Trump warrior takes the helm of U.S. intelligence

Richard Grenell in Berlin. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

By picking Ambassador Richard Grenell to be acting director of national intelligence, President Trump has slotted a pro-Trump warrior into the ultimate apolitical role.

What they're saying: James Clapper, the longest-serving DNI (2010-2017), tells Axios it's "very worrisome installing a partisan with no real intelligence experience in this position."

Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers as Israel confirms first case

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship — as Israel confirmed its first case among evacuees from the ship.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 76,000 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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