Gallup says the enthusiasm gap between Republicans and Democrats has closed since September. Two months ago 58% of Republicans said they were more enthusiastic than normal about voting for president in 2012 compared to about 44% of Democrats who said the same. Since September the % of enthusiastic Republicans has dropped 9 points while the % of Democrats saying they were enthusiastic has barely changed. The % of Republicans LESS ENTHUSIASTIC has grown to 44%, close to the 47% of Democrats who say they are LESS ENTHUSIASTIC.
Could it be that Republicans think their choices for a candidate just aren't that good? They don't want Romney. But, do they really want Gingrich? My bet. If the Republicans nominate Gingrich, Democrats are going to get a lot more interested in and committed to re-electing Obama than they are now. Talk about generating enthusiasm among Democrats. Just tell them if Obama is defeated they will have to live with a President Gingrich for 4 years.
Read more: http://www.gallup.com/poll/151403/Republicans-Less-Enthusiastic-Voting-2012.aspx