(GALLUP) Slight majority of Americans more excited to vote than usual, but 41% are less so

The following is from Gallup News Poll.

Fifty-four percent of Americans say they are more enthusiastic about voting this year than in previous elections, while 41% are less enthusiastic.

The resulting 13-percentage-point spread is about average for net enthusiasm at this stage of a presidential campaign. Net enthusiasm for voting was greater at similar points in the 2020, 2008 and 2004 presidential primary seasons than it is today, but was lower than now in 2000, 2012 and 2016.

In most of these years, the party nominations were settled at the time of the late winter/early spring polls, but in 2008 and 2012, competitive primaries were ongoing.

The latest results are based on a Gallup poll conducted March 1-20.

Americans typically become more enthusiastic about voting by Election Day, with the percentage “more enthusiastic” reaching close to 65% in late October/early November and the percentage “less enthusiastic” shrinking to about 23%.

That was the case in all elections since 2004 except for 2016, the latter featuring two historically unpopular nominees in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

For now, there is a close connection between Americans’ voting enthusiasm and their view of whether either Joe Biden or Trump would make a good president.

About two-thirds of those who say only Biden (67%) or only Trump (69%) would make a good president are more enthusiastic about voting than usual. However, this drops to 24% among those saying neither candidate would be good. Seventy-one percent of Americans in this group feel less enthusiastic about voting. (Continued…)

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4 thoughts on “(GALLUP) Slight majority of Americans more excited to vote than usual, but 41% are less so”

  1. We have had open borders for the last 3 years. The polls should be 80% for the candidate that does NOT want open borders. It’s called caring about America!

  2. last election they used the it’s not who votes, but who counts them. this time they’re covering both to make sure they don’t lose

  3. If voting changed anything it would be illegal.
    Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
    If these two geriatrics are the best either party can do, count me out.

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