Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hillary: I Don't Need White Men
Hillary Clinton's campaign pointed to its success in polls among nonwhite voters and isn't worried if the Democratic nominee can't attract more support from white male voters who comprise a large part of GOP nominee Donald Trump's base.
"We're in even better shape than we were before the convention with every Obama coalition demographic. The proof is in the poll numbers," a Clinton surrogate said, according to The Hill.
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed just 1 percent of black voters support Trump, and Clinton was in the lead among nonwhites with 69 percent to Trump's 17 percent.
Clinton was also in the lead — 47 percent to 40 percent — among white voters who have college degrees.
Trump maintains an advantage in one key category, though, The Hill reports: white working class voters who don't have college degrees (49 percent to 36 percent).
According to NPR, in the last presidential election, President Obama lost among white college-educated voters.
Political science professor Cal Jillson said Clinton must focus on the white working class, reports The Hill.
"It's important for her psychologically," Jillson said. "It's important for the Democratic Party to try and restore some of its messaging toward white middle class voters."
The Clinton campaign is not appearing to give up on those voters. Vice President Joe Biden, on the campaign trail for Clinton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, focused on working class white male voters.
"Hillary understands the hopes and aspirations of everyone in Scranton and Claymont and every Scranton and Claymont in America," Biden said, according to The Hill, referring to the town of Claymont in neighboring Delaware, where he was raised.

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