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 GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Fundraising numbers highlight growing divide in 2020 race Five things to watch for at Defense nominee's confirmation hearing 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 SandersWarren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' Sanders slams decision not to charge officer who killed Eric Garner Cardi B says voters let Bernie Sanders down MORE (I-Vt.) led the University of New Hampshire poll with 30 percent support. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden jokes he's ready for a push-up competition with Trump Biden says his presidency is not 'a third term of Obama' Biden knocks Trump on tweets about 'smart as hell' Ocasio-Cortez MORE, who is expected to jump into the race on Thursday, was second with 18 percent. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Fundraising numbers highlight growing divide in 2020 race South Bend police officer resigns after killing of black man MORE was third with 15 percent.