Does Hillary Clinton have an enthusiasm problem?
Despite coming out of the Democrat convention with a lead in the polls, her campaign is having one heck of a hitch – and it could mean her support is much softer than the numbers indicate.
Hillary Clinton is having trouble drawing a crowd.
A recent stop in Cleveland was canceled because of lack of interest.
Fox 8 in Cleveland reports:
“Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine will no longer be visiting Cleveland on Sunday.
Clinton’s campaign tells Fox 8 that the event was canceled due to time constraints.
The pair will still be stopping in Youngstown on Saturday night before heading to Columbus on Sunday.
The Clinton-Kaine bus tour started Friday in Philadelphia after a rally at Temple University.”
This cancelation comes on the heels of an embarrassing crowd of around 200 for a campaign appearance in Pennsylvania.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 30, 2016
A half-filled church awaited her at another campaign stop in Ohio.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 31, 2016
She also drew a small crowd at a high school in Omaha, Nebraska where she campaigned with Warren Buffett.
While Hillary has a 4.4% lead in the current Real Clear Politics polling average, a chunk of her bounce in the polls comes from the Republicans who still refuse to accept Donald Trump as their party’s nominee.
A CBS News poll found Trump had the support of just 64% of conservatives.
Should these disaffected Republicans return to the Trump camp, the race will tighten up.
It’s happened before.
When establishment Republicans chastised Trump for his comments about the Judge in the Trump University case, his support among Republicans dropped and he fell behind Clinton.
Those same Republicans returned to the fold after the convention, and Trump surged to a lead in the polls.
Hillary’s inability to draw a crowd is likely to continue.
But do you think it will have any significant effect on the race?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.