ABC’s Cokie Roberts: Hillary polls low in leadership because she’s a woman

ABC’s Cokie Roberts: Hillary polls low in leadership because she’s a woman
Cokie Roberts (Image: ABC News video screen grab)

ABC and NPR’s Cokie Roberts on Sunday blamed “inherit bias” and the fact that Hillary Clinton is a “woman” for the reason she’s not doing well in the leadership category in polls.

While discussing potential vice presidential picks for Clinton on ABC’s “This Week,” Roberts said, “I think Elizabeth Warren is the real problem. Not only does [Clinton] not need her in terms of the Democrats, Hillary Clinton in our last ABC poll had 88 percent of the Democratic vote. Barack Obama got 89 percent of the Democratic vote when he won in 2008. It’s fine.”

According to Roberts, “Having two women on the ticket is a real issue and we have looked at implicit bias, and you look at the polling where you see that Hillary Clinton is losing on leadership. That’s all about being a woman.”

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