Among young vot­ers, Obama’s pop­u­lar­ity may not trans­fer

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA >> Pau­los Mu­ruts is set to cast his first pres­i­den­tial bal­lot for Hillary Clin­ton — if he makes it to the bal­lot box.

“I might need some­one on Elec­tion Day to ac­tu­ally con­vince me to go out and vote,” says the 19-year-old Duke Uni­ver­sity stu­dent.

Yet men­tion Clin­ton’s would-be pre­de­ces­sor and Mu­ruts’ eyes light up.

“Love Pres­i­dent Obama,” he says. “He’s got swag­ger.”

Mu­ruts rep­re­sents a frus­trat­ing po­lit­i­cal re­al­ity for Clin­ton in her matchup against Repub­li­can nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump: She’ll fare far bet­ter on Elec­tion Day among vot­ers age 1830, but she could fall short of Obama’s to­tals and turnouts that drove his na­tional vic­to­ries in 2008 and 2012, a new GenFor­ward sur­vey sug­gests.

The sur­vey, con­ducted Sept. 1-14, found that 54 per­cent of vot­ers age 18 to 30 held a neg­a­tive view of Clin­ton. At the same time, 60 per­cent of re­spon­dents said they ap­prove of Obama’s job per­for­mance.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.