Hillary Fails to Inspire Voters, Says NYT

Voter turnout dropping for Dems.

It's shocking really. The New York Times, that most liberal of newspapers, is actually warning about a failing of Hillary Clinton's campaign to be president - voters are not inspired by her.

In a piece published the day after Clinton's big win on Super Tuesday, The Times reports that Clinton is failing to get voters, especially ones key to the Democratic coalition, motivated to show up and vote:

Democratic turnout has fallen drastically since 2008, the last time the party had a contested primary, with roughly three million fewer Democrats voting in the 15 states that held caucuses or primaries through Tuesday, according to unofficial election results. It declined in virtually every state, dropping by roughly 50 percent in states like Minnesota and Texas. In Arkansas, Alabama, and Georgia, the number of Democrats voting decreased by roughly a third.

The fall-off in Democratic primary turnout — which often reveals whether a candidate is exciting voters and attracting them to the polls — reached deeply into some of the core groups of voters Mrs. Clinton must not only win in November, but turn out in large numbers. It stands in sharp contrast to the flood of energized new voters showing up at the polls to vote for Donald J. Trump in the Republican contest.

According to The Times analysis of voting thus far, Clinton is failing to win sufficient support from blacks, Hispanics and young voters. While some point to a lack of enthusiasm for Hillary as a candidate, others claim voters are not coming out thanks to an expectation that she will be the candidate.

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