Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned with President Barack Obama at the Charlotte Convention Center on July 5. Clinton will visit Charlotte’s historically black Johnson C. Smith University Thursday, not long after a new report underscored the lack of enthusiasm for her among many young African-American voters. Though Clinton is expected to easily out-poll Trump among African-Americans, she needs to approach the success President Barack Obama enjoyed among black voters in 2008 and 2012 to win battlegrounds such as North Carolina, Ohio and Florida.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned with President Barack Obama at the Charlotte Convention Center on July 5. Clinton will visit Charlotte’s historically black Johnson C. Smith University Thursday, not long after a new report underscored the lack of enthusiasm for her among many young African-American voters. Though Clinton is expected to easily out-poll Trump among African-Americans, she needs to approach the success President Barack Obama enjoyed among black voters in 2008 and 2012 to win battlegrounds such as North Carolina, Ohio and Florida. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned with President Barack Obama at the Charlotte Convention Center on July 5. Clinton will visit Charlotte’s historically black Johnson C. Smith University Thursday, not long after a new report underscored the lack of enthusiasm for her among many young African-American voters. Though Clinton is expected to easily out-poll Trump among African-Americans, she needs to approach the success President Barack Obama enjoyed among black voters in 2008 and 2012 to win battlegrounds such as North Carolina, Ohio and Florida. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Hillary Clinton fighting ‘enthusiasm gap’ among some black voters

September 07, 2016 06:37 PM