Survey Shows Waning Democratic Enthusiasm for Four More Years of Obama Policies
As millions of Americans continue to ask "where are the jobs" under President Obama's failed economic policies, a Gallup survey released Wednesday shows Democratic enthusiasm for November's election is down significantly compared to previous presidential election years.
According to the survey, “[o]nly 39 percent of Democrats say they are more enthusiastic about voting than usual, down from 61 percent in 2008 and 68 percent in 2004.” Republicans, on the other hand, are more enthusiastic to be voting this year than in previous years (51 percent in the GOP say they are more enthusiastic than normal).
Why the disparity, you might ask? Jobs and the economy remain Americans' top concern, and after 41 straight months of unemployment higher than eight percent -- the longest streak since the Great Depression -- it's pretty clear the president's spend, borrow and regulate agenda isn't working. In fact, there's a sense that it's making things worse, as evidenced by the near 60 percent of small business owners who disapprove of the president's performance.
But more importantly, what will this mean on November 6th? Elections are decided by the people that turn out to vote, and if Democrats stay at home while Republicans turn out in higher numbers than usual, the resulting enthusiasm gap would "put Obama's re-election chances in serious jeopardy," Gallup notes.
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