Hillary Clinton's crushing her primary rivals among woman voters, but fares no better than past male Democratic nominees or her male primary rivals among women in general election trial heat polls. I don't totally understand that dynamic, but I think it clearly deserves more scrutiny. My friend Dana Goldstein's done a great piece on progress women's love for Clinton, but it doesn't give much sense of why this appeal doesn't carry over at all to independents or moderates.
UPDATE: To be clear, it's not surprising why Clinton would do better with Democratic women than with independent women -- that's because she's a Democrat. What is surprising is that, all else being equal, she does better than other Democrats with Democratic women -- seemingly because she's a woman -- but does no better than male Democrats do with independent women.
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