One photo speaks volumes about Trump's standing with female voters

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RNC Preps for Trump

The Republican National Convention (RNC) kicked off on Monday, July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio.

According to the official RNC website, the convention -- with a "Make America Great Again" theme -- will feature, "Veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's family members will lead an unconventional lineup of speakers who have real-world experience and will make a serious case against the status quo and for an agenda that will make America great again."

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One demographic that Trump is trying to win over at this convention is a fairly large one: women. As of now, Trump takes the lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton by 8 percentage points, but lags behind in female support: only 34% of American women support him, a record low as of Sunday's Washington Post poll.

Like the polls, this Twitter photo does not bode well for the candidate:

As told by the poster, journalist Laure Penny, the only people to turn out for the Women for Trump events were other journalists and interns.

"Trump's weakness with women is one of the biggest hurdles he faces in terms of making the numbers add up in the country," said Geoffrey Garin, who advised Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign,

Garin continued, "Democrats can't win without winning women, and Republicans can't win unless they find some way to reduce their disadvantage with women."

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 18, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Trump Soho Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses an audience at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses while delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. June 11, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida, U.S. June 11, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump pasues as he speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016 REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016 REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding money he listed as being donated to veterans groups at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump jokes about how difficult he says it is for him to listen to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's voice as he holds a rally with supporters in Fresno, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump refers to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who lost the 2012 presidential election, as a "choker" at a rally with supporters in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks, as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) looks on, during Trump's five state primary night event in New York City, U.S., April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Buffalo, New York, U.S., April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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According to USA Today, Trump will attempt to overcome this weakness by focusing on security and family, as well as toning down his aggressive rhetoric.

With the RNC continuing the next few days, Trump may continue these efforts. Whether the events will see a better turnout is unknown.

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