12.02.2009

Obama On Afghanistan & Demoralized Democrats

From Headzup:

President Barack Obama talks about the escalation in Afghanistan and a new poll which found that 40% of Democrats are not likely or definitely will not vote in the 2010 midterm election, as opposed to just 13% of Republicans.


Also see:
Forty percent of Democrats say they ‘probably won’t vote’ next year: poll

[...] Steve Benen pulled out the key figures from the question, "In the 2010 Congressional elections will you definitely vote, probably vote, not likely vote, or definitely will not vote?"

Among self-identified Republican voters, 81% are either "definitely" voting next year or "probably" voting, while 14% are "not likely" to vote or will "definitely" not vote.

Among self-identified Independent voters, 65% are either "definitely" voting next year or "probably" voting, while 23% are "not likely" to vote or will "definitely" not vote.

And among self-identified Democratic voters, 56% are either "definitely" voting next year or "probably" voting, while 40% are "not likely" to vote or will "definitely" not vote.

A Daily Kos blogger, who wrote up details from the poll (conducted by Research 2000 for the liberal blog site) called the disparate figures between Republican and Democratic likely voters an "enormous enthusiasm gap."

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