Hillary Clinton’s Upcoming TV Project Provokes More Negative Reaction Than Obamas’ Netflix Deal

It turns out that art imitates life.
"There's resentment for each, but even more for Clinton," said Alpha Co-Founder Nis Frome, whose New York-based firm polled 1,000 subscribers. "Democrats were not super excited about Clinton."
With Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV adapting Elaine Weiss' acclaimed book, The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, research firm Alpha decided to compare audience reaction to that project with the film and TV deal the Obamas struck with Netflix.
The Clinton project, which chronicles the decades-long fight by activists to ratify the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, produced more negative reaction among subscribers to the major streaming services than did the Obamas' creative partnership with Netflix. Under the Netflix arrangement, the former first couple agreed to produce content that highlights the issues and themes the president underscored during his administration.
And yet, more subscribers said they'd be tempted to cancel should the 44th president appear on the screen. Even with its left-leaning audience, however, 13% of HBO subscribers polled had an extremely negative reaction to a Clinton-backed TV project, versus 8% for the Obamas. (One declared, "I do not wish to be associated with the people who hate the country that has given them so much.") Fewer subscribers said they'd be willing to watch the Woman's Hour show than any future projects involving the Obamas.
(That tilt is not exactly a shocker, since the premium service is home to shows like Bill Maher's Real Time and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, both of which regularly skewer Donald Trump.) A greater percentage of HBO's subscribers identified as Democrats than any of the other streaming platforms.
Instead, they revealed more visceral reaction to the upcoming Clinton project (with 20% expressing extremely negative views). Few said they'd actually cancel their Netflix subscriptions in protest over the Obamas. Reports this spring of a Netflix subscriber boycott to protest the Obama's multi-year production deal didn't show up in Alpha's survey results.
Amazon Prime Video subscribers were largely unmoved, with Obama and Clinton drawing nearly identical negative reaction (10% and 11% respectively) and few indicating a willingness to abandon Amazon — and other perquisites of membership, such as two-day delivery –to protest content associated with these prominent political figures.” />