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. Frantz (Atlanta)

    The republican party is out touch with the economy, gas, and the war in Iraq. The only thing that could be better than the destruction of the GOP in November is their destruction in June. I just can't wait that long, neither can the country.

    June 13, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. DSP

    Being republican is no longer pc.

    June 13, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. Obamacan

    George Bush should be sent to Iraq as early as end of January 2009.

    June 13, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  4. Loretta from California

    Testing Testing Testing

    According to AOL's poll McCain is Leading 56% to Obama's 44%.

    DEMOCRATS UNITE!!!

    June 13, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  5. Tim

    That's because, we're now have 95 years to go till we leave Iraq per Senator McCain’s 100 year prediction.

    June 13, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  6. Only Beginning

    The Ron Paul Republicans are still on fire!! He's someone we can all believe in.

    June 13, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  7. Dylan

    Ex-Very-Liberal-Progressive for McCain...

    If are "for McCain" you obviously don't know what "liberal" or "progressive" even means. Just another GOPer in disguise, I suppose.

    June 13, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. sd

    NO McWARMONGER IN THE OVAL OFFICE.
    VOTE McWAR FOR RETAIRMENT.

    June 13, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. tigerakabj

    The article is so right. I work with Repubs and some aren't even voting this year. I guess it doesn't feel so good to be the part of the party where a war criminal is the head of.

    And to Goldie, I know it hurts but vote for Obama. You and your family will feel much better in the end.

    June 13, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  10. Tariq, Ohio

    I'm an independent and will 'enthusiastically' support and vote for Obama.

    June 13, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Vig

    Here it is again – another negative about McCain's candidacy – don't buy into this media bias – the did it to Clinton and now they want to do it to McCain.

    June 13, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    This story will be the biggest bs come october/november when obama is revealed to be the fluffy that he is. Bambi will lose a portion of Hillary Democrats and we will more then make up for a few republicans that may sit it out.

    June 13, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  13. Frank

    Check out the Campaign for Liberty website. Let's get excited about following the Constitution again.

    Then, we can get excited about voting for a canidadte who believes in the Constituion, not Mr. McCain and the impeachables.

    June 13, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. jason

    obama 08!!!!!!!!

    June 13, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  15. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    The pro-obama media bias is at it again but I am confident it will not work as well with against a republican candidate.

    June 13, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  16. White small town for Obama !!

    Of course they are!1 Hello look at the economy right now thanks to a republican GEORGE BUSH!!!

    June 13, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  17. Justice League

    37% of Republicans are enthusiastic about voting...Kind of says it all doesn't it? You should have helped out Ron Paul or Romney, but you blew it, and now you're stuck with McCain.

    June 13, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  18. Frank

    Check out the Campaign for Liberty website. Let's get excited about following the Constitution again.

    Then, we can get excited about voting for a candidate who believes in the Constitution, not Mr. McCain and the impeachables.

    Enter Mr. Barr.

    June 13, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. kim hussein taylor portland, oregon

    why should REPUBLICANS be excited about this election?!?! their party has been hijacked by greedy, selfish, LYING neocons!!

    bush, mccain, etc. are NOT republicans!! they are neocons!!

    a TRUE REPUBLICAN would not be happy now because they dont have a republican to vote for!!!

    June 13, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  20. Megan in VA

    Ex-republican here....fired up to vote democrat this election!

    Obama 08

    June 13, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  21. Seth in Jacksonville, FL

    To ALL Democrats – moderate or liberal, educated or uneducated, men or women, straight or gay, black, brown, or white, urban or rural, Clinton supporters or Obama supporters, and those in between:

    Please recognize the importance of putting Obama in the White House and keeping McCain out of it. This is hugely important on so many levels. Please vote with this in mind.

    June 13, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  22. FLORIDA Voter for Obama

    I'm just going to take the ignorant route on this one and bluntly state:

    The republicans SUCK.

    Voting for any republican just because he's republican is NOT "patriotic" as THEY would say.

    Country 1st – Party 2nd

    He is the WRONG choice.

    June 13, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  23. MelissaMinneapolis

    While this may be good news for us Democrats, we must never take it for granted. I truly believe that's how we lost the 2004 election.

    Remember we are now in the marathon that is the general election. If we can keep our enthusiasm slowly building and keeping speaking the message every chance we get we can do this.

    Unity '08

    June 13, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  24. ariel

    Hillary needs to begin publicly discussing Mc Cain's dismal record on women's issues.

    June 13, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  25. M. Lane Culpepper

    Obama has a 50% no vote record in his less than 1 term as senator. McCain is McNuts. And Both are pro-war, pro-illegal immigraton, and pro-taxes.
    Ron Paul dropped out.

    Looks like I will be writing in Willie Nelson again.

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