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Republican Enthusiasm Issue is Real (Disclaimer: PPP = Democratic Polling)
Public Policy Polling ^ | February 8, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 02/08/2012 8:55:01 AM PST by C19fan

The paltry turnout in the Republican Presidential contests over the last week reflects what we've seen in our recent national polling: Democrats are now more excited about voting this fall than Republicans are, reversing the enthusiasm gap that plagued the party in 2010.

Our last national survey for Daily Kos found that 58% of Democrats were 'very excited' about voting this fall, compared to 54% of Republicans. Six months ago the figures were 48% of Democrats 'very excited' and Republicans at the same 54%. Generally you would expect voters to get more excited as the election gets nearer. That trend is occurring on the Democratic side, but not for the GOP.

(Excerpt) Read more at publicpolicypolling.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: base; romney
Taking with a grain of salt but lots of Freepers, including me, have the attitude of another exercise of holding nose while pulling the lever or refusing to vote for Willard.
1 posted on 02/08/2012 8:55:14 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

once I read “Our last national survey for Daily Kos” I knew the fix was in...


2 posted on 02/08/2012 8:58:11 AM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: C19fan

LMAO!....What bullcrap!...Obama is toast!


3 posted on 02/08/2012 8:58:11 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: C19fan

It may be PPP, but to be fair, they have been the most accurate in these primaries. I know one thing: if Romney wins the nomination, I sure as hell won’t be excited to vote in November, if I even decide to do so.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 8:59:18 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: C19fan

I bet some of those Catholic Democratic voters aren’t quite so enthusiastic anymore! I am, of coursr, referring to the HHS mandate)


5 posted on 02/08/2012 9:00:09 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: C19fan

People not showing up for non-binding primaries is an indication of nothing.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 9:00:40 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: C19fan

7 posted on 02/08/2012 9:01:10 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: C19fan

I believe this, because the RATS are getting nervous their guy is on the ropes.

Wait til the R campaign produces a nominee, and you’ll see a different story.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 9:01:51 AM PST by bigbob
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To: C19fan
“Our last national survey for Daily Kos found that 58% of Democrats were ‘very excited’ about voting this fall, compared to 54% of Republicans”

Public Policy Polling is a group of Democrat propaganda operatives who use rigged and inaccurate opinion polls for the sole purpose of promoting Democrat propaganda points.

Remember Fight The Smears and other groups that supposedly fact checked information but actually just spread Democrat talking points.

This poll was funded by Daily Kos, is there really anything else that needs to be said?

9 posted on 02/08/2012 9:03:22 AM PST by detective
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To: C19fan
Democrats are now more excited about voting ...

It's not JUST about holding ones nose. R's and C's and T's had been EXTREMELY excited about voting in the fall... up until the mittsters in Iowa started spending MILLION$ on negative ads against other R's. That triggered retaliation, but the initial catalyst was Romeny - we now have him to THANK for dampening the enthusiasm.

IF, the schmuck had just campaigned about what he would do, and how bad zer() was/is/will-be, then he'd still be around 25-30%, but the enthusiasm would be OCTAVES higher in pitch. But, nooooo... he just couldn't follow Reagan's 11th. Not only is he no conservative, he is not a real republican as well, as evidenced by his actions in and since Iowa.

10 posted on 02/08/2012 9:04:48 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: C19fan

The mistake is in conflating enthusiasm and determination.

The current crop of candidates is certainly nothing to get excited about, as evidenced by the turnout in primaries and caucuses, but I for one will crawl naked over broken glass in November to vote AGAINST the left. My bet is that overwhelming numbers of conservatives and Republicans feel the same.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 9:08:03 AM PST by RightSight
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To: C19fan

I held my nose and voted for the Big Bush. Then Dole. Then the Little Bush. Then McCain. 1988 to 2008. Twenty years.
No more. Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a RINO. Not again. Not ever.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 9:10:18 AM PST by Oak Grove
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To: C19fan
This information is totally worthless. Everyone knows that it's the "independents" who choose who is going to be elected.

sarc/

This is just more Save Our Barry (SOB) propaganda from the liberal progressive "media". There seems to be a lot of that going around these days. Must be "election" time.

13 posted on 02/08/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: C19fan

IMHO, you are badly mistaken. The enthusiam is down simply becasue both Mitt Romney & Newt Gingrich playing idiots have turned off many excited GOP voters. The mortal enemy is un-American, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama and his Democrat Party “America Haters”. I could care less about the trysts of these two losers. I was overjoyed with the Santorum performance last night, because it finishes off Gingrich for good, and...puts Romney on the endangered list. I want all of our candidates to aggressively attack and destroy Obama, politically. Neither Mitt, nor Newt came even close, both wrapped up in their own self-created follies!!! I say, broom both Gingrich & Romeny!!! Go Santorum!!!


14 posted on 02/08/2012 9:20:22 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: C19fan
We are not excited, but we will stand in line for 2 days to vote against the Marxist Constitution Crusher Obama.

ABO - Anyone But Obama

15 posted on 02/08/2012 9:37:20 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: C19fan

How could anyone get seriously fired up to vote for Romney or Gingrich? Most folks think one of them is going to be the nominee, and they don’t like it.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 9:54:47 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: C19fan
Like it or not, there will not be enough enthusiasm amongst conservatives to elect Romney over Obama.

Anyone else, perhaps. Romney as the nominee, no chance of winning due to the apathy factor.

17 posted on 02/08/2012 10:28:38 AM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: C19fan

“Our latest Grasping-at-Straws poll reveals that we can manufacture some sort of false hope by massaging the numbers, turning out all the lights, and plugging our ears while jumping up and down and yelling ‘Booger booger booger!’”


18 posted on 02/08/2012 10:52:03 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: wolfman23601

Same here, if romney or obama is the choice, oh boy huh-rah dumb and dumber, some choice. And these two clods are what passes as presidential timber these days! Voting Romney for president, is about exciting as preparing for a colonoscopy.

I believe the RNC is intentionally throwing this contest. They want to lose.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 11:08:43 AM PST by sarge83
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I believe the RNC is intentionally throwing this contest. They want to lose.

And what's really unfortunate is this was once a very winnable race.

20 posted on 02/08/2012 11:30:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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21 posted on 02/08/2012 12:59:09 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: C19fan
"Our last national survey for Daily Kos found that 58% of Democrats were 'very excited' about voting this fall, compared to 54% of Republicans."

Anyone doing polling for Daily Kos is about as trustworthy as Daily Kos...which is saying something even in today's dishonest media climate.

Besides, all it takes to get liberals "very excited" is for their thought controllers to tell them to be.

Another entitlement promise of a new shiny object will do it every time.

22 posted on 02/09/2012 10:26:38 AM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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