Much has been made of whether Hillary Clinton has repelled the support of women voters — a key base that conventional wisdom suggests she should dominate — to a degree that might jeopardize her campaign for the Democratic nomination. After her razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Caucuses, Chris Cillizza, who writes The Fix, a politics blog from The Washington Post, pointed out the segment of women that Clinton absolutely dominated in the Hawkeye State by a margin of nearly 2 to 1. In Iowa, Clinton won the votes of 60 percent of married women, to 33 percent who supported Sanders. Among unmarried women, Cillizza notes, it was a vastly different story. Sanders carried that demographic by a solid 53 percent to 43 percent for Clinton. He attributes that small victory inside the demographic to Sanders’s remarkable appeal with younger voters at large. And it echoes a refrain that’s turned up in news story after news story this election cycle: That Sanders has drummed up deep enthusiasm with Millennial women. What remains to be seen is whether that enthusiasm will influence the demographic enough to prevent Clinton from becoming the nation’s first woman president — or whether it will result, like Iowa, in photo finishes that Clinton narrowly wins.
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