Oh My– This is unprecedented.
It’s off the charts!
The final enthusiasm gap between the parties this year is — 19 points!
10,000 patriots turned out in St. Louis on Tax Day 2009.
Today those patriots head to the polls.
Americans’ enthusiasm about voting exceeds the recent midterm election high set four years ago, with 50% of Americans and 53% of registered voters saying they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting in 2010.
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These results are based on the USA Today/Gallup final 2010 pre-election poll, conducted Oct. 28-31.
The record level of overall enthusiasm is primarily the result of Republicans’ heightened excitement — 63% of Republicans (including Republican-leaning independents) say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting. That not only greatly exceeds Democrats’ expressed enthusiasm this year, but also is substantially higher than what Gallup has measured for either party’s supporters on the eve of a midterm election.
The high level of Republican enthusiasm has led to the largest gap in enthusiasm by party of any recent midterm elections, 19 percentage points. The prior highs were nine points in favor of the Democrats in 2006, and nine points in favor of the Republicans in 1994.