Skip to comments.Republican Enthusiasm Issue is Real (Disclaimer: PPP = Democratic Polling)
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 ...
once I read “Our last national survey for Daily Kos” I knew the fix was in...
LMAO!....What bullcrap!...Obama is toast!
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.
I bet some of those Catholic Democratic voters aren’t quite so enthusiastic anymore! I am, of coursr, referring to the HHS mandate)
People not showing up for non-binding primaries is an indication of nothing.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
ABO - Anyone But Obama
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.
Anyone else, perhaps. Romney as the nominee, no chance of winning due to the apathy factor.
“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!’”
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.
And what's really unfortunate is this was once a very winnable race.
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