MSNBC Debate Crowd Women Yell ‘No’ When Asked if They Feel Connection to Clinton

• October 4, 2016 10:21 am


When MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle asked a crowd of women behind her at Longwood University on Tuesday if they feel like they connect with Hillary Clinton, the crowd yelled, "No!"

Ruhle was speaking with former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Clinton supporter, and discussed her time visiting Longwood.

"Last night, I had the very fortunate opportunity to hang out at a sorority house here at Longwood, and when I asked the women if they felt connected to Hillary Clinton, they were very, very proud to see a woman get the nomination, but they didn’t feel a connection to her," Ruhle said. "I want to actually ask the crowd behind me, so Hillary Clinton as a candidate, do you feel connected to her? I want to ask the women in the room."

"No!" the women in the crowd yelled back.

Ruhle asked Granholm why Clinton has this disconnect with millennials.

"I wish I knew," Granholm said. "I mean, the young people that I have been in touch with, my own kids and all that, they’re obviously with her and they feel her."

While polls indicate that Clinton leads Donald Trump among millennial voters, she is struggling to gain the same level support that President Obama had in 2008 and 2012. Many of these younger voters supported Clinton’s rival in the Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), before he dropped out of the race. A substantial number of millennials have flocked to third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, and some are not planning to vote at all.