Young women are not as enthusiastic as older women are about Hillary Clinton because they just don’t care enough about the abortion issue, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in an interview with The New York Times.
The Florida congresswoman also asserted that she’s been on the receiving end of harsh criticism over her leadership style because she’s a woman.
One of the themes of the Democratic primary race so far is the support among young voters for Clinton’s main Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders . But in addition to the generational divide is a gender disparity. More young women are supporting Sanders than are supporting Clinton.
According to a poll released last month by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, 40 percent of women aged 18 to 29 support the 73-year-old Sanders. Thirty-eight said they support Clinton. The gender-generation gap was also the subject of a New York Times article published last month.