Hillary Clinton: I'm The Ultimate Outsider or Something Because I'm a Woman

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Sep 21, 2015 11:45 AM
Hillary Clinton: I'm The Ultimate Outsider or Something Because I'm a Woman

Over the weekend new and spontaneous Hillary Clinton claimed during an interview with CBS' Face the Nation that she "cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president." In other words, herself. 

Fact check: False. 

Hillary Clinton has been in Washington D.C. and running in Beltway circles for 30 years. She hasn't driven a car since 1996, lived in the White House as First Lady for eight years and according to voters, she's out of touch

The Quinnipiac University Swing State Polls of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida found that Clinton is more known for being less than honest and trustworthy than a woman of the people. It also showed her sliding in the states when put in head-to-head matchups, especially against Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.

"Perhaps more troubling for her than the continuing slide is how she is perceived by voters who continue to say she is not honest and trustworthy," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the poll.

"But potentially more disturbing for her are low marks for caring about voter needs and problems. This is where Democrats almost always fare better than Republicans. Yet in this survey many Republican candidates do as well or better than does she," Brown added.

And by the way, not only do voters believe Hillary Clinton is out of touch, she's rapidly losing female voters on her side of the aisle.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is suffering a rapid erosion of support among Democratic women — the voters long presumed to be the bedrock in her bid to become the nation’s first female president.

The numbers in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll are an alarm siren: Where 71 percent of Democratic-leaning female voters said in July that they expected to vote for Clinton, only 42 percent do now, a drop of 29 percentage points in eight weeks.

So much for being the "outsider."

Despite what Hillary Clinton would like everyone to believe, being a woman isn't an accomplishment and being a woman is not the equivalent of being an outsider.