U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a voter registration rally at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Reuters: A new worry for Clinton: Trump's struggles may depress Democratic voter turnout
Hillary Clinton's campaign is confronting an emerging risk to her presidential ambitions - if Donald Trump continues to trail her in opinion polls many Democrats may simply stay at home on Election Day.
Without enough popular support, Clinton would enter the White House lacking the political capital she would need to drive through her agenda. In the worst-case scenario it could cost her the presidency if Republicans turn out in big numbers on Nov. 8.
Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has spent much of her campaign sounding the alarm over the prospect of a President Trump. She has struggled to lay out a compelling vision for her presidency and has failed to excite key constituencies, including millennials, minority voters and liberal Democrats.
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WNU Editor: I expect Democrats will go to the polls in the same manner that main stream Republicans will go to the polls .... hold their nose and vote for their party's nominee. But in regards to enthusiasm .... I just do not see it in the Democrat party with the exception of the feminists, dyed in the wool liberals, and a few special interest groups. I definitely do not see in the black community, a lot of Hispanics are not tuned in with Hillary Clinton (even on the issue of immigration), and the base that enthusiastically supported President Obama for two elections are quiet in this election cycle. Other things that I have noticed .... her book with her VP running mate bombed in the book stores, her crowds are small (but admittedly last nights was big), and the buzz among my Democrat friends has been absent that even my brother .... someone who is as Democrat and as liberal as you can get .... just does not want to talk about her. Does this mean that she will lose .... no. But it does mean that is she does not get the base that elected President Obama energised .... she may end up losing simply because the Democrat base decided to stay home.