TOLEDO, Ohio — Heather Tabbert, who works as a waitress at a Waffle House here, has been a Democrat all her life, but this year the only thing she is certain about in the presidential race is that she won’t vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Maybe she’ll stay home on Nov. 8. Maybe she’ll vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump.
“I don’t know about either of them, but If I was going to vote, it would probably be for Trump, because if Hillary gets it, nothing will change,” she said on a recent morning as she served up waffles, eggs and hash browns.
Mrs. Clinton, who has made her bid to make history as the first female president a centerpiece of her campaign, has hit an unexpected rough patch with women voters in this key battleground.
Weak support from women would deliver another blow to Mrs. Clinton’s attempt to reassemble President Obama’s hope-and-change coalition that twice won him the White House.