It wasn't Trump's only option, either. He could've pointed out how underwhelming Hillary's performance among women in her own party is. The most recent results of Reuters/Ipsos five-day national tracking poll among female Democrats:
If that's how Hillary is doing among putative natural backers, a supporter might cringe wondering how she must fare with men. However, there is no contest. Hillary crushes Bernie Sanders among male Democrats:
|She is younger than him, so there's that|
Speaking of alpha characteristics, while they may prove irresistible in person, it's not clear that they necessarily translate into political support from afar. The same Reuters/Ipsos five-day national tracking poll shows Trump with 37% of female Republican support compared to 41% of male Republican support. Pretty boy Marco Rubio (the Robert Redford of this Heartiste post), in contrast, gets just 6% of male Republican support compared to 7.4% female Republican support (yes, the establishment's last great hope is now bumping around 7% in national polling). A lot of people like Trump, but the people who seem to like him the most are the kinds of people who are able to envision themselves working for him and his company.
Parenthetically, when among members of your own party you're getting beaten by "wouldn't vote", it's time to throw in the towel. Yeah, we're looking at you, Martin one-person-rally O'Malley.