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Millennial Women Are Choosing Sanders Over Clinton

Millennial Women Are Choosing Sanders Over Clinton

First Woman President? Maybe not.

More bad news for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton ahead of the next Democratic presidential primary debate — millennial-aged women prefer Bernie Sanders.

A USA Today/Rock the Vote poll conducted between January 4-7, and released Thursday night, questioned over 1,100 women ages 18-34, 77% of whom were registered voters.

According to USA Today:

Sen. Bernie Sanders, 74, a Vermont independent, will head into the Democratic presidential debate Sunday with a 19-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton, 50% to 31%, among Democratic and independent women ages 18 to 34, according to a recent USA TODAY/Rock the Vote poll.

Millennial women are among the supporters Sanders is counting on to help him pull off an upset Feb. 1 in Iowa, where his poll numbers are surging, and hold his lead in New Hampshire, which will hold a primary Feb. 9, to give him the momentum he needs to succeed in later contests where Clinton is favored.

“The challenge of this election is to disprove the skeptics who believe (young people) don’t vote,” said Tad Devine, Sanders’ senior adviser. “Obama and his campaign took that on, they disproved it, it became the source of their victory. We’re trying to do the same thing.”

In 2008, Obama won the Iowa caucuses, and Clinton placed third after a record attendance that nearly doubled the 2004 turnout. His greatest support came from 17- to 44-year-olds while Clinton won among those 65 and older, according to exit polls.

Despite her advantages in contests after New Hampshire, Clinton could leave Iowa “weakened or politically wounded” if the “Obama effect” works in Sanders’ favor and she fails to score a resounding victory, said Dennis Goldford, a political science professor at Drake University in Des Moines.

The problem for Sanders: Young people are among the most “unreliable voters” who tend to turn out only for general elections, Goldford said.

The poll showed that the younger voters are, the more likely they are to be Sanders supporters.

Among both genders, Sanders has 57% backing in the 18-25 age group, according to the USA TODAY/Rock the Vote poll. That drops to 36% for those ages 26-34. For Clinton, the opposite is true. She gets 44% of those ages 26 to 34 and 25% of those 18-25.

As we blogged yesterday, Clinton’s support is tanking and quickly.

Clinton’s choice to make the gender card a mainstay of her campaign might work with older demographics who want a woman president just to say we have one, but isn’t bringing any young women into the “Ready for Hillary” fold.

Hillary is also struggling to gain traction with minority demographics who have been insulted by her “tone-deafness.”

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So, millennials, who constantly harp about rape culture support the guy who says that women fantasize about being raped.

I’d bet millennial women just aren’t that into Bill. Bill’s always been like catnip for liberal & Dem. women.

    Estragon in reply to secondwind. | January 16, 2016 at 12:04 am

    None of the other generations of Democratic women were “into” him either, really. But like Nina Burleigh, they would have serviced him for fighting for their agenda. Like him or not, he was their guy and the alternative would be more power to pro-life Republicans, so they went to the wall to defend him.

    Besides, it doesn’t hurt so much to sell your soul when you have none.

Millennials are the least educated group of Americans in the last 100 years.

    Estragon in reply to Sanddog. | January 16, 2016 at 12:06 am

    40 years of ever-increasing federal control over education at all levels will do that to people. Neither money nor reformers can cure what is ill; only full taxpayer divestment and turning education over to a true free market could do that.

Hillary may be down the tubes on her own before the referrals for indictment come through – but if not, it will be over when either the DOJ files criminal charges or dozens of top FBI officials and agents resign over their failure to do so.

The Party can’t afford any more downticket damage, Obama already has lost Congress and more Governorships and legislatures than any other President. They will bring in Uncle Joe, acceptable to the nutty leftists who support Sanders and Obama, always on good terms with the Clintons, and able to keep Big Labor working for them.

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Joe can’t win, of course, no Democrat can unless we screw up and nominate Trump or Cruz. But he will lose fewer additional state and local seats than Hillary or Bernie would.

    quiksilverz24 in reply to Estragon. | January 16, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Sure, because Gang of Eight Marco is our only hope, right? The guy that rode the tails of true conservatism only to buddy up with Chuck and Harry, right? I’m tired of gettin’ along to play by Democrat rules. By no means a Trump fan, 100% back Cruz. He walks the talk.

Trapped in Davis | January 16, 2016 at 12:27 am

My (millennial-aged) daughter told me that her peers are supporting Bernie because he is for legalizing pot. I replied that they’re going to need to be high to live in the world that will create. I’m proud to say she agreed.

Girls, with your vote for Sanders Claus you get a sitting-on-his-knee Selfie.

Millennial Women Are Choosing Sanders Over Clinton. First Woman President? Maybe not.

Only Bernie Sanders can make this a “maybe not”?