Republicans are far less enthusiastic about voting this year than are Democrats (ed. No shit!):
Sixty-three percent of Democrats questioned say they are either extremely or very enthusiastic about voting this year. Only 37 percent of Republicans feel the same way, and 36 percent of Republicans say they are not enthusiastic about voting.
“Republicans are far less enthusiastic about voting than Democrats are, and enthusiasm has plummeted among GOPers since the start of the year,” said Keating Holland, CNN polling director. “There was already an ‘enthusiasm gap’ in January, when Democrats were 11 points higher than GOPers on this measure. Now, that gap has grown to 26 points.”
“Bottom line: After eight years of the Bush presidency, Republicans are demoralized,” said Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst.
I can’t blame them. Their party just sucks. What’s to be enthusiastic about on the GOP side? I did find this statistic odd, however:
Another question hovering over this year’s campaign: Race. Forty-two percent say Obama’s race will make it more difficult for him to get elected, with 57 percent disagreeing.
“That concern is higher among Democrats, at 48 percent, than Republicans, at 36 percent,” Schneider said.
Does this mean Democrats think that their fellow Democrats are racist? Or does it mean that Republicans think Democrats are not racist? Or does it mean something altogether different?