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Still seething over her loss nearly a year ago, Hillary Clinton now blames married white women for her loss,.
During press tours to promote her new book, Clinton claimed married white women turned against her because their husbands told them to vote for Trump.
Well, that’s not what the numbers say. Exit polling broken down to the level of sex, race and marital status is hard to find, but there is plenty of presidential race exit polling broken down to race and gender.
First, according to CNN exit polls from both races, she did better among white women than Obama did in his 2012 victory. Among white women, Clinton lost to Trump by a 43 percent to 53 percent margin. Obama lost white women to Romney by a 42 percent to 56 percent margin.
But Clinton is half right. One group of women abandoned her, but they weren’t white.
Among white women, turnout between 2012 and 2016 was practically unchanged, but support for Clinton among white women was slightly stronger than for Obama — the opposite of what she claims.
Among black women, both turnout and support for Clinton was practically the same as it was for Obama.
Among Hispanic women, turnout for Clinton was the same as it was for Obama.
But among Hispanic women, support for Clinton dropped nine points compared to support for Obama.
CNN EXIT POLLS, 2012 AND 2016
Clinton 54-41 (+13) [53% of turnout]
Obama 55-44 (+11) [53% of turnout]
Clinton 43-53 (-10) [37% of turnout]
Obama 42-56 (-14) [38% of turnout]
Clinton 94-4 (+90) [7% of turnout]
Obama 96-8 (+88) [8% of turnout]
Clinton 69-25 (+44) [6% of turnout]
Obama 76-23 (+53) [6% of turnout]