Clinton’s remark came in response to a reporter’s question about a new ABC News/Washington Post poll showing Clinton with 42 percent support among women -- a 29-point drop since mid-summer. (In July, the poll showed Clinton with 71 percent support among women.)
Despite these dropping numbers, which many attribute in part to her handling of the email controversy throughout the summer, Clinton told reporters she remains “very confident” about the trajectory of her campaign.
"I feel very confident about where we are in the campaign and very committed to doing everything I can to make my case as effectively as possible to women and men, and I think that will be successful,” Clinton added at her event today -- the focus of which was women.
During her prepared remarks, which she delivered before a crowd of roughly 500 people at an auditorium on the college campus, Clinton outlined her plan to combat sexual assault on universities across the country.
"I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault,” Clinton said. “Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we are with you as you go forward."
Clinton once again declined to note policy differences between the two candidates, but said she is not threatened by his surge.
“I’m not,” Clinton said when asked by a reporter if she is worried about him in Iowa. “I’m not because you’re supposed to have an election, you’re supposed to have a contest and I think it’s great there’s so much interest on the Democratic side.”
Alexander Fox, the student who asked Clinton about Sanders, later told ABC News that he was hoping Clinton would have named some specific policy differences between the two candidates because he’s “kind of undecided.” But in the end, he's "really hoping a Democratic candidate wins. Just not Donald Trump," he said.
“I do obviously watch it,” Clinton said, “And watch how each of the Republicans is out of touch and out of date.”