Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to inspire pollsters to pick apart their numbers. Here’s the latest from Gallup on the New York Democrat, revealing her appeal to women, including 12-year-olds, apparently.
“The largest increases in support for Clinton have come among the following Democratic subgroups: rural residents (+20), women with a college degree (+15), single women (+13), younger women (+12), and those with no children under 18 (+12). Obviously, there is much overlap in membership among these groups, but clearly, a stronger appeal to certain subgroups of women within the Democratic Party has been a key to Clinton’s expanded lead.”
Overall, 52 percent of Democratic women favor Mrs. Clinton, compared with 41 percent of Democratic men, plus 55 percent of both single women and women without a college education. Lowincome Democrats (56 percent) and Eastern residents (53 percent) also are marked Mrs. Clinton fans.
Her weakest showing among any Democratic subgroups is among college-educated men — just 34 percent support her candidacy.
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