Asma Khalid, NPR – June 9, 2016
Women, as a bloc, are loyal Democratic voters. But, under that giant gender umbrella, there’s a lot of nuance. White women traditionally support the Republican nominee for president. And this particularly true of white, suburban, married women. In fact, President Obama lost white women by 14 points (56 percent — 42 percent) in the 2012 election, according to exit poll analysis. Shrinking that gap is key to Hillary Clinton’s plan to win the White House, particularly to offset any potentially low Democratic turnout among young voters.
Greg Sargent, Washington Post – May 10, 2016
A new batch of Quinnipiac polls shows very tight races between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida — which will probably activate a fresh round of punditry insisting that Trump can ride a wave of Rust Belt white anger into the White House. Here’s one reason to remain skeptical of that idea, however: The Clinton campaign will make an all out effort to win over white women, and it will probably have some success.
Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic – May 5, 2016
Trump’s only viable road to the White House requires him to improve his standing within a group that has favored the GOP, but been cool to Trump.
Morning Edition, NPR – April 18, 2016
David Greene talks to columnist and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institution, about how female voters may shift the presidential election.
Juan Williams, The Hill – January 11, 2016
Fifty-eight percent of white women say they are angrier right now than a year ago. Only 51 percent of white men say the same thing, as do just 44 percent of non-white women and 32 percent of non-white men. In political terms, the anger of white Republican women is at the heart of the finding that Republicans are far angrier about the nation’s direction than Democrats. Sixty-one percent of Republicans say they are in a political rage over current events as compared to 42 percent of Democrats.
Peter Nicholas, Wall Street Journal – August 4, 2015
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.
Husna Haq, Christian Science Monitor – August 4, 2015
White women are the one demographic Hillary Rodham Clinton may have thought she had locked in for her 2016 Democratic primary race. But a new poll shows the once-presumed Democratic front-runner is losing support across the board, most noticeably among this group.