CNN political commentator Errol Lewis said that Hillary Clinton’s campaign privately blames “sexism” for her high unfavorability numbers during an appearance Monday on CNN’s “New Day.”
According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 56 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the former secretary of state compared to 32 percent who have a positive view. Host Chris Cuomo asked Lewis, “What does that mean here and moving forward?”
“Well, I think it means she’s got something she’s got to overcome,” Lewis said. “Let me suggest to you, because some of her strategists have said this kind of quietly. It’s not really sort of a big thing on the campaign trail is that a lot of this is sexism. I mean, it’s buried so deep that people just say, ‘Well, I don’t trust her. She doesn’t keep her word.'” (RELATED: Meet Hillary’s Big Money Donor Who Moonlights As A Lawyer For Mexican Drug Cartels)
“And then you turn around and say, ‘Well what politician does? You know?’ I mean the governor of New York, of course, is an exception,” Lewis said, in clear flattery of the host’s brother Andrew Cuomo, who is the governor of New York.
“But politicians all the time, they change their opinions. They move here, they move there. With Hillary Clinton though, it seems to be something completely unacceptable. You know, everybody raises money from all types of sources. She’s the one they throw dollar bills at.”
Cuomo interjected, “So [the Clinton campaign is] saying it’s sexism, not the cascade of scandals?
“I think there’s an element of that. It doesn’t necessarily play itself out, I think, in the vote. But I think that’s what accounts for those polls, because she is, in fact, those same polls show that a lot of people are going to vote for her, but you ask about particular characteristics, it starts to get a little funky,” Lewis insisted.