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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Enthusiasm Gap, 2010

According to a new survey from Harvard's Institute of Politics, young Republicans are more jazzed than young Democrats -- a sharp reversal from the pattern of 2008. The press release says:
Young Republicans energized and looking forward to the 2010 midterm elections. Among 18-29 year-olds surveyed, young Republicans are showing more enthusiasm than young Democrats for participating in the upcoming midterm elections and are statistically more likely than Democrats to say they will “definitely be voting in November.” More than two-in-five (41%) Republicans are planning on voting, compared to 35 percent of Democrats and 13 percent of Independents. Those who voted for U.S. Sen. John McCain for President in 2008 are more likely (53%) to say they will definitely vote this November than those who voted for then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (44%). In addition, those disapproving of President Obama’s job performance (35%) are more likely to vote than those that approve of his performance (30%).