Monday, May 7, 2012

Enthusiasm Gap

Some of you might still be wondering why the Romney campaign would stoop to sending out a blatant lie about the size of the crowd at President Obama's event this weekend in Ohio.

If so, today we got another piece of information that confirms why they'd be so desperate.

One of the items measured by the Gallup/USA Swing State poll relates to voter enthusiasm about the 2012 presidential race.

For the first time, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say they are extremely or very enthusiastic about voting — a shift from a 14-percentage-point GOP advantage at the end of last year to an 11-point deficit now. 
Here are the raw numbers on the percentage of people in the 12 top swing states who said they were extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for president.

Dec. 2011 
Democrats - 47%
Republicans - 61%

Democrats - 57%
Republicans - 46%

So Democratic enthusiasm is up 10 points and Republican enthusiasm is down 15.

I don't know about you - but I'd say that's a HUGE shift coming just at the time when Republicans had finally settled on Romney as the candidate.

They've got very good reason to be worried. Nobody likes their guy. I'm just not sure that lying about the other guy is going to cut it as a response.

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