Walter: Women Voting for Clinton Are More Against Trump Than They Are for Hillary

• May 15, 2016 10:52 am


Amy Walter, Editor of the Cook Political Report, told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that women voters are supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton more out of dislike of Donald Trump than love for her.

In response to an unflattering New York Times story about his past with women published this week, Trump fired back on Twitter, calling the press "dishonest."

"Amy, do you think that this adds to the problems that Trump already has with women voters?" Wallace asked.

"I don’t think it helps him, but when I sit and I talk with women voters, I just sat in a couple focus groups this past week in Pennsylvania, the women there not happy with many of his past statements," Walter said. "What they were the most concerned about was the issue of his overall judgment, where I heard woman after woman saying I worry that he is going to get us in trouble, meaning with the rest of the world."

Wallace was curious what the focus group had to say about Clinton.

"Look I think the perceptions of Hillary Clinton, let’s be really clear, these women even though some of them were swing women voters, some of them were Democrats, they're not in love with Hillary Clinton," Walter said.

Walter continued, saying the ladies in the focus group only prefer Clinton because of their dislike of Trump.

"Right now, their vote for Hillary Clinton is much more a vote against Donald Trump than it is a support of her," Walter said.

Both Clinton and Trump have historically high unfavorability ratings heading into their likely general election matchup. Trump has effectively wrapped up the Republican nomination with no other opposition in the race, while Clinton appears poised to finally put away challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in June.