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Dems' Answer To Enthusiasm Gap: Throw Money At It
Posted on 06/21/2010 7:38:30 AM PDT by CaroleL
According to a new Gallup poll, Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents are much more enthusiastic about voting in the upcoming mid-term elections than they have been in previous years while Democrats' enthusiasm has dwindled to a new low by comparison. But rather than trying to improve the product they're trying to sell, the Democratic Party has decided to respond the way they always do - throw money at the problem.
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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: dccc; elections; gallup; obama
posted on 06/21/2010 7:38:31 AM PDT
In the poll, 53% of Republicans said they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting this year and 39% were less enthusiastic giving them a net score of +14. On the Democratic side, 35% said they are more enthusiastic while 56% said they were less enthusiastic measuring a net score of -21. That's the largest relative party advantage Gallup has ever measured . . . the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is more than doubling its 2006 mid-term budget for registering and motivating new voters; especially the 15 million heavily minority and young who voted for the first time in 2008. According to DCCC chairman Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), "It's a great experiment to see whether we can bring out voters whose only previous vote was in 2008." Not all Democratic insiders believe Representative Van Hollen's $50 million experiment will work. "I have zero confidence that they're heading in the right direction here," said one longtime Democratic organizer who spoke anonymously to reporters. Added another, "I think they're going to come in for a very rude awakening. It's going to be brutal."
The enthusiasm gap should translate to a turnout gap. I can see November from my house.
posted on 06/21/2010 7:44:21 AM PDT
(Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
Dems' Answer To ANYTHING: Throw OUR Money At It
posted on 06/21/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT
(FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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