71% of Republicans in a new CBS News/New York Times poll say they don’t like any of their current Republican candidates for President and want more choices. Asked which of the current candidates they felt enthusiastic about, 67% said “No One.”
Overall, at this early stage of the election, FEW Americans are enthusiastic about voting. Just 27% are more enthusiastic about voting in the 2012 presidential election compared to past elections. That is about the same as in the fall of 2007. Only 27% say they are paying a lot of attention to the race at this stage.
There does appear to be a voting enthusiasm gap between parties. Republicans are MORE enthusiastic about voting than Democrats just like in 2010. Those who identify with the Tea Party are MORE enthusiastic than Democrats or Republicans at this stage.
Obama’s approval rating remains low (47%) and 52% disapprove of his handling of the economy. However, only 8% blame him for the state of the nation’s economy. Most blame either the Bush administration (26%) or Wall Street (25%).
63% of Americans in the CBS poll say the country is on the wrong track.
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