CNN political commentator and NY1 host Errol Louis said during a Monday morning discussion that the reason Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has such high unfavorability numbers in most polls was because of unconscious sexism on the part of respondents.
New Day host Chris Cuomo asked Louis about a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that found that even among Democrats, Clinton had a 56% unfavorable rating. “Let me suggest, because some of her strategists have said this kind of quietly, it’s not really a big thing on this campaign trail: a lot of this is sexism,” he responded
“It’s buried so deep that people just say, ‘I don’t trust her, she doesn’t keep her word,’” he said. “And then you turn it around and say, ‘What politician does?’”
Louis also suggested there was an element of sexism to the protest held by Bernie Sanders supporters where they threw dollar bills at her motorcade: “Everybody raises money from all kinds of sources, she’s the one they throw dollars bills at.”
“So you say it’s sexism, not the cascade of scandals?” Cuomo asked.
“I think there’s an element of that,” Louis responded. “It doesn’t necessarily play itself out, I think, in the vote. But I think that’s what accounts for those polls.”
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