When Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 run for the White House, she did it under the expectation women would turn out in droves to elect the first female president. During the first Democrat debate held in Las Vegas last month, Clinton claimed her status as a woman makes her a Washington D.C. outsider, despite spending nearly four decades inside the beltway. She argued the same during a recent interview with Face The Nation.
But now, the women who helped President Barack Obama soar to victory in 2012 aren't interested in voting for Clinton. Instead, they like Bernie Sanders. From The Hill:
Laura Shadle likes Hillary Clinton. But the 23-year-old Penn State senior is more inspired by Bernie Sanders.
Shadle, who is volunteering for the Sanders campaign in Pennsylvania, says it’s more “progressive” to go with the candidate that speaks to her, not the candidate who could make history by becoming the nation’s first woman president.
She also strongly believes that other millennial women feel the same way.
“We’re not necessarily going to vote for someone just because they’re a woman,” she said in an interview. “A lot of us are just trying to look at the candidate.”
Apparently Clinton's recent sit down with millennial Lena Dunham didn't do her any favors.
According to a recent NBC/Survey Monkey poll, Clinton is losing to Sanders amount 18-30 year old voters by 15 points. Keep in mind that number includes men and women.