A new poll released Wednesday shows President Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney by a 2-to-1 margin among voters unlikely to show up to the polls in November.
The latest survey from USA Today and Suffolk University shows Obama leading Romney, 43 percent to 18 percent, among all so-called “unlikely voters.” Among the two-thirds of unlikely voters who are registered to vote, Obama holds a comparable lead, 43 percent to 20 percent. The president’s lead over Romney among the unregistered voters is even larger: 43 percent to 14 percent.
The poll finds a high rate of disenchantment and a low level of political engagement among the unlikely voters. Six in 10 say they tune out politics because “nothing ever gets done” and 39 percent know the name of the current vice president, Joe Biden.