June 13th, 2008
01:45 PM ET
13 years ago

Poll: Republican support, enthusiasm down

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/13/art.mccainrepub.gi.jpg caption="A new poll shows Republicans are demoralized."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican party may face tough times at the polls come November, according to results of a new national survey.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Survey out Friday indicates that 2008 may not be a good year for Republicans up and down the ticket, even though most national surveys indicate the race for the White House between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama is quite close right now.

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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, with 36 percent of Republicans saying they are not enthusiastic about voting.

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soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. tedious898

    At one time I thought it would be good to be republican.
    – Fiscally responsible
    – Core Family Values
    – Patriotism
    But I have seen those characteristics since the current administration took office

    June 13, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  2. Michael G-ventura ca

    It's hard to be enthusiastic about a party and administration that has taken us to an unecessary war, caused an economic recession that is worsening daily, takes care of the rich and forgets the poor, and watches while gas has gone to $4.69/gallon here in my city.

    June 13, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. matt

    I guess they are all busy re-incarnating themselves as "libertarians"

    June 13, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. tedious898

    where have all the good republicans gone? are they extinct?

    June 13, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. ariel

    PS I didn't know Longfellow was a Democrat. Those elitist poets !!

    June 13, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. ACC

    Mike Huckabee may be joining fox news as a commentator but if John McCain picks him as a VP I would never vote for McCain and McCain would be sure to lose. Obama all the way.

    June 13, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. Democrat going Republican

    John McCain '08!

    June 13, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. Marie

    The Repubs have nothing to run on. All the represent is war and hate.

    June 13, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. kim hussein taylor portland, oregon

    all you TRUE american republicans need to go with the dems this election, cuz your true republican party will become extinct if we have another neocon in office.


    conservatives are not neccessarily stupid, but stupid people vote for these NEOCONS!!! a vote for a neocon is AGAINST your own best interests, not to mention your family, this country, the world!!!

    June 13, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    I agree. I can't stand Huckabee. He got less votes than Romney and McCain.

    June 13, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. JJ

    Goldie, you wanna place a bet? 🙂

    June 13, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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