Hillary’s desperate pitch: Did I mention I’m a woman?

Sure, Hillary stands to do better among women than men — but that’s true of Democrats in general. Men have leaned Republican more than women have, by 12 to 20 points in every presidential election since 2000.

In the three races in which a woman was on the ticket — 1984 and 2008, when Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin were vice presidential candidates, plus I’ll throw in 1992, when Hillary herself was billed as a kind of potential co-president by her husband — the gender gap actually shrank.

More women than men voted Democratic in 1984, 1992 and 2008 by eight, four and 12 points. All other years since 1980, the gap has been at least 14 points.

Hillary’s current gender gap? Six points over Jeb Bush, according to CNN September polling.

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