Hillary Clinton is looking for men.
White men, specifically.
The New York Times reports:
Yet in these two states, Ohio and Pennsylvania, which Mr. Trump will almost certainly need to win the presidency, Clinton aides sense an opportunity to put him on defense. They need not catch Mr. Trump among white men, or even come particularly close. But chipping away could be decisive, given their massive advantages among nonwhite voters in cities like Philadelphia and Cleveland.
“Donald Trump needs to prevail in the very regions we crisscrossed this weekend,” said Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, noting that Mr. Trump would be campaigning in some of the same areas this week. “As this bus trip shows, we are not conceding a single county, a single town or a single voter to him.”
One would think trying to compete with Trump among white male voters would be a futile endeavor.
One would be wrong.
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds Trump is winning 55 percent of the white male vote.
That’s consistent with other polls showing Trump’s support among white men in the mid to high 50s.
And that’s a problem.
In 2012 Mitt Romney won 62 percent of the white male vote, according to CNN exit polling.
Past presidential elections have obsessed over winning “soccer moms,” “security moms” and Hispanics.
But it’s looking like 2016 will be a contest to see who can attract enough white men to tip the scales.
Can Trump close the deal?