The candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have created some poll shifts, particularly with women, as noted in Tuesday's HuffPolster.
Married women have preferred Republicans in the past. But that may not be the case if it's a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Seventy percent of married women who are likely to vote in the general election have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to Bloomberg.
The poll reflected that 48 percent of married women would choose Hillary over Trump. Should Hillary face Ted Cruz, she's tied at 43 percent.
Older women have been ecstatic at the prospect of Hillary Clinton as the first female president. But they tend to express their enthusiasm by alienating younger women who support Bernie Sanders. Former ABC anchor Carole Simpson recently joined the ranks of Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem in denigrating younger women for their choice of a primary candidate.
Hillary doesn't just lose young voters to Sanders by 54-37 percent, as Mother Jones noted last month. She loses young women by 61-30 percent.
A more recent poll from McClatchy-Marist shows an even more worrisome tilt when it comes to Hillary and younger voters. Sanders leads with young people 76-23 percent.
Few Republican supporters of Trump or Cruz would vote for Hillary Clinton if their candidate didn't get the nomination, as reflected by Tuesday's NBC poll.
If Trump were nominated, 56 percent of Cruz supporters would vote for the nominee. Twenty-six percent would vote third party and 6 percent would vote for Hillary.
Should Cruz be nominated, 53 percent of Trump supporters would vote for the nominee. Twenty-eight percent would vote third party, and 2 percent would vote for Hillary. Notably, 15 percent would stay home, while only 9 percent of Cruz supporters would if Trump were nominated.