Hillary Clinton has taken an unexpected hit in recent presidential polls.
It seems that the one demographic she was sure had her back and would carry her to first the Democratic nomination and then the White House has decided to look elsewhere for a candidate.
Which group is it? White women.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“In June, 44% of white women had a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton, compared to 43% who didn’t. In July, those numbers moved in the wrong direction for Mrs. Clinton: Only 34% of white women saw her in a positive light, compared to 53% who had a negative impression of her, the poll found.”
“Mrs. Clinton is unlikely to match the African-American turnout that propelled Mr. Obama to two presidential victories, so she has to make up the difference somewhere else. Women eager to see a woman in the White House is a logical group to target.”
“Mrs. Clinton, of course, is a white woman. She was raised in the suburbs and earned both college and law degrees. She’s fared well among voters with a similar background in past polls, but this month’s survey shows that’s no longer the case.”
The poll came in late July following on the heels of several negative stories regarding a number of scandals she is embroiled in, for example, her illegal use of a private email server to conduct state department business on and potential conflicts of interest regarding her position as Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation.
What do you think? Are you surprised to see Hillary’s support eroding among women voters?