Linda Johnson doesn't plan to vote for Barack Obama, but she understands the kind of small-town Americans he has talked about. She's spent a decade on disability, struggling to pay the rent and buy groceries on $872 a month.
"I'm very bitter about it," Johnson, 60, said. "You can't even go in and buy a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk for less than 10 bucks hardly."
Obama visits North Carolina on Thursday, he day early voting begins for the May 6 primary, with stops in Raleigh and Greenville. Interviews with about 15 Charlotte-area voters found little support for his characterization of small-town Americans, but widespread anxiety over the economy.
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