Poll after poll shows Hillary Clinton is not popular among white men. Her policy stances haven’t won their admiration. A cultural shift toward feminism hasn’t helped much, either.
But the Democratic front-runner in the presidential campaign has a secret weapon, one that could help her snare crucial voters from presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump: her husband.
The idea may seem counterintuitive, especially since Trump intends to use Bill Clinton’s philandering past against his wife.
New research from Lauren Wright, a political consultant and author who just finished her PhD in government at Georgetown University, suggests the potential first gentleman could sway a surprising demographic. She recently surveyed more than 4,200 people nationwide, ages 19 to 85, about how they perceive Hillary Clinton.