Tag: White Women Voters

Hillary Clinton Fights To Win Over Her Own Demographic: White Women

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.

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Can Trump Really Win with Blue-collar Whites? Keep an Eye on Women.

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.

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Politics In The News: Female Voters And The 2016 Election

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.

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Angry White Women

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.

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Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women — WSJ/NBC Poll

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.

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Are White Women Abandoning Hillary Clinton?

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.

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