Poll: Republicans win enthusiasm contest
March 1st, 2012
08:30 AM ET
11 years ago

Poll: Republicans win enthusiasm contest

(CNN) – Republicans are more excited to vote in the 2012 election than Democrats, according to a new survey.

The Gallup poll released Thursday showed 53% of registered Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP are enthusiastic about casting ballots in November, compared with 45% of Democrats who said the same.

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The new figures indicated a slight increase among Republican voters since a similar questionnaire in December.

Enthusiasm among the GOP has also grown since February 2008, when Sen. John McCain and former Gov. Mike Huckabee were competing for the presidential nomination. At that time fervor among Republican voters stood at 44% and at 79% for Democrats.

Gallup questioned 1,014 adults by telephone between February 16 and February 19 with a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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  1. king

    Well I guest repubs wants to go back to the days of a few hold the money and power, in our society and hope some of it trickles down to us, as msinstreet compete with China and India for the trickle down crumbs. I guest they would love to dig oil Wells in every backyard in America, while they destroy green energy and watch mother nature cause calamity after calamity. I guest they want to attack Iran with money we don't have at the same time screaming budget deficit. Aahh the American people never seems to surprise me, its always about now and hell with the repocussion in the future.

    March 1, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. westward

    ummm.....this article goes against most all of the exit poll data. Not buying it at all.

    March 1, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
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