Obama’s economy left behind the voter coalition Clinton needs to win

Obama’s economy left behind the voter coalition Clinton needs to win
(Image via TH)

The young people and minorities who propelled President Barack Obama into office have lagged behind the economic recovery he’s shepherded, with blacks and Hispanics continuing to lose wealth even as whites gained after the recession.

That’s posing a special challenge for Hillary Clinton, who’s vowing to largely continue Obama’s fiscal policies even as she counts on his coalition to keep the White House in Democratic hands. Economic data suggest these voters could be ripe for the picking by Republicans — but for one thing.

She’s running against Donald Trump.

It’s still unclear how strongly these voters will turn out for Clinton. But Trump has flouted the results of a 2012 Republican National Committee “autopsy” that warned the party should reach out to minorities, and has instead run a campaign that is antagonizing them.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.