Voter Enthusiasm Lower Than Usual In 2014 — Especially Among Democrats

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Americans are much less enthusiastic about voting in 2014 than they usually are in mid-term election years, and that’s especially true of Democrats, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

This chart illustrates the drop:

The enthusiasm dip is particularly acute for Democrats, Gallup explains: “Among registered voters, 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents currently say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting, while 50% are less enthusiastic, resulting in an eight-point enthusiasm deficit. But Democrats are even less enthusiastic, with a 23-point deficit (32% more enthusiastic vs. 55% less enthusiastic).”

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