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Donald Trump Widely Viewed as Biased Against Women, Minorities, Poll Says

College-Educated Women Feel Most Strongly

Donald Trump is attempting to stem self-inflicted damage to his campaign by his repeated harping on rival Hillary Clinton's health. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump is attempting to stem self-inflicted damage to his campaign by his repeated harping on rival Hillary Clinton’s health. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump’s issued a muted reaction to Hillary Clinton’s Sept. 11 health episode in a desperate effort stem further damage to his campaign among women voters, a strong majority of whom consider him biased against women and minorities, according to a new poll.

The new ABC/Washington Post poll found that 60 percent of voters believe Trump “is biased against women and minorities.” Of that group, 48 percent believing that strongly.

College-educated white women, a crucial demographic that Trump is trying to attract, believe he is biased by a 61 percent to 39 percent margin.

Overall, Clinton is leading Trump by five points among likely voters nationwide, the poll found.

Clinton was caught on video stumbling and appearing faint as she was leaving the Ground Zero ceremony in New York City.

Her campaign initially said she had become “overheated” during the hot and humid day. Her physician, Lisa Bardack, later clarified that she had contracted a case of walking pneumonia on Friday (Sept. 9).

Although, Bardack said Clinton was advised to rest, the candidate continued with her heavy schedule of appearances and fundraisers.

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The episode touched off another rash of speculation among Trump’s out-of-control cadre of right-wing rumor mongers. They even claimed Clinton was using a body double to hide her alleged panoply of illnesses.

But Trump did his best to take the high ground. In a Tweet, he wished Clinton a speedy recovery and said he looked forward to debating her.

The statement is a marked contrast from earlier in the campaign when Trump made almost daily references to speculation about her health. He also claimed, as a woman, she lacked the stamina to be president.

A battleground poll by George Washington University found that voters consider Trump and Clinton to be in about the same health.

In fact slightly more people think Clinton is “healthy enough to be effective” (43 percent) as president, compared to Trump (41 percent), according to the findings.

Trump, who is 70, would would be the oldest person in history to become president. Virtually nothing is known about his health outside of a hastily written, four-paragraph statement from his discredited doctor.

Clinton is 68 and several months younger than Ronald Reagan, currently the oldest president ever to serve.

Trump’s constant harping on Clinton’s health and physical condition was found to be alienating women voters, who considered the attacks sexist and demeaning.

That accounts for Trump’s sudden about face, but his support among women continues to erode amid a continuing barrage over Clinton’s health by his surrogates.

His campaign’s weak appeal to women voters was evident even during the primary campaign.

Barbara Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush, told “CBS This Morning” in January that no woman in good conscience could vote for Trump.

“I don’t know how women can vote for someone who said what he said about Megyn Kelly,” she said. “And we knew what he meant too!” (see video)




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