The enthusiasm gap is back for 2012...but now it's working to the Democrats' advantage. PPP's last national poll, conducted on behalf of Daily Kos and SEIU, finds that 57% of Democrats are 'very excited' about voting this fall compared to only 46% of Republicans. We've found Democrats more excited about voting than Republicans on every poll we've done this year, but that's the widest gap yet. Here's how the numbers break down:
% of Dems Very Excited
% of Republicans Very Excited
The enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans has gotten progressively wider in 4 of the last 5 poll where we've asked about it this year. It seems that the longer the GOP nomination process drags on the wider that gap gets.