( CNN) If you were writing a Hollywood screenplay about the race for the White House centered around an experienced woman with a real opportunity of becoming the first female president, you would expect that candidate to be doing better with women than her male contenders. In fact, if you wrote that she was not resonating as well with women voters, executives might pass on the script saying it wasn’t believable.
And yet, that’s exactly what’s happening in the middle today’s presidential race when it is necessary to Hillary Clinton’s support from younger women. Some 64% of women Democratic voters younger than 45 backed Bernie Sanders, while just 35% supported Clinton, according to a Wall Street Journal/ NBC/ Marist College pollin New Hampshire last week. When it comes to women 45 and older, Clinton results Sanders by 9 percentage points, the poll detected.