Andrea Mitchell asks Gillibrand why male candidates are polling better than women in presidential race

Andrea Mitchell asks Gillibrand why male candidates are polling better than women in presidential race
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MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell asked Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand says she would not detain immigrants De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Gillibrand: 'President Trump has started a war on American women' MORE (D-N.Y.) why "white, male [presidential] candidates are doing better than any of the women candidates" during a Tuesday afternoon interview with the 2020 presidential hopeful. 

Mitchell prefaced her question by citing a University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll released Monday that showed three male candidates at the top of the survey. 

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"Why do you think white male candidates are doing better than any of the women candidates?" Mitchell asked Gillibrand, one of several female senators running for president. 
 
"Well, I don't know, but this is a marathon and not a sprint," Gillibrand replied. "And I know that I have a vision for this country and the experience to actually get it done and a plan to get it done." 
 
Gillibrand then discussed her plans for the country, including national public service and paid family leave.
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE (I-Vt.) led the University of New Hampshire poll with 30 percent support. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenButtigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE, who is expected to jump into the race on Thursday, was second with 18 percent. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE was third with 15 percent.