Hillary Clinton has a problem. It isn’t Donald Trump and it’s not the poor performance of running mate Tim Kaine in the vice-presidential town hall debate.

She has a problem with women – and it’s not about Bill this time.

According to a September 16 New York Times/CBS poll, while a majority of voters, both men and women, say they are pleased to have a woman running for president, half say they would have preferred that that first woman was someone other than Hillary Clinton.

In fact, despite the focus on Donald Trump’s lower poll numbers among women, Clinton is supported by only 52 percent of those women who are likely to vote on November 8.

Trump lags behind at 39 percent, but the real question is why Clinton – the first woman presidential candidate from a major party, isn’t polling higher among women.

Clinton, who will turn 69 just days before the election, is a “Baby Boomer,” the generation of women who burned their bras, joined the workforce in record numbers, becoming doctors, lawyers, supreme court justices, race car drivers and astronauts in numbers never even imagined in the world they were born into, but they aren’t rushing to support her candidacy.

Another piece of bad news for Clinton is that younger women, members of the so-called “millennial” generation aren’t warming to Clinton, either.

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle interviewed Clinton supporter and former Democrat Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and after noting that many young women have said they don’t feel a “personal connection” with Clinton, the anchor turned to a crowd red behind the outdoor set, and asked, “Hillary Clinton as a candidate. Do you feel connected to her?”

“No!” the ladies shouted.

Ruhle then asked, “Why do you think this disconnect is?”

Seemingly stunned, Granholm paused before responding, “I wish I knew.”

So does Hillary.

 

 

 

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