Is There An Enthusiasm Gap Based On Rally Attendance?

From Fox News:

ORLANDO, Fla. – It was another day out on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton, and another event held in a small room, in front of a small crowd.

Supporters and media alike crowded Wednesday into a community center gym in Orange County, Fla., a critical battleground in what is arguably a must-have state for any presidential nominee, to hear the Democratic nominee speak. Campaign officials estimated "about 500" people in attendance, and "another 500" in an overflow room – though Fox News counted only about 300 in the gym, and the pool report pegged the overflow crowd at “about a hundred.”

That same day, Republican opponent Donald Trump was packing a theater in Toledo, Ohio, with an estimated 2,700 people.

The stark contrast – one candidate in an intimate setting, the other rallying thousands – was hardly unusual as the 2016 race enters its final stages.

Clinton campaign officials have told Fox News for months that the candidate’s small rooms and small crowds are by design, to make the events more "personal."

But the difference in the optics underscores what some see as an enthusiasm gap between the campaigns, as the candidates head into their first debate Monday.


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