The group of voters most excited about voting this year, tied with the Tea Party, is African Americans. The thought that black voters are going to stay home and let the country's first black President lose for reelection because everything hasn't gone perfect is wishful thinking on the part of Republicans [Editors note: and firebaggers]. I will be surprised if there is any dropoff in turnout from African Americans this year.
The group tied for the third most excited out of the 18 we looked at here? Young voters. And when you take a deeper look at the folks under 30 who say they're 'very excited' about voting this fall, they support Obama by a 69-31 margin over a generic Republican opponent. Those folks are going to be out again this fall as well.
I'd guess that President Obama has gotten an assist here from things like the racism and homophobia coming from the Republican alternatives.
But for too long, as regular media and the blogosphere have fed off the mother's milk of conflict and disappointment, some of us have known that the majority of the President's base has stayed firm in their support. Thanks PPP for documenting what we've always suspected is true.