Democrats Dispirited About Voting in Election 2012

This could be titled: Dem's enthusiasm about voting in 2012 tanks. This is bad

PRINCETON, NJ -- In thinking about the 2012 presidential election, 45% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic say they are more enthusiastic about voting than usual, while nearly as many, 44%, are less enthusiastic. This is in sharp contrast to 2008 and, to a lesser extent, 2004, when the great majority of Democrats expressed heightened enthusiasm about voting.

Democrats' muted response to voting in 2012 also contrasts with Republicans' eagerness. Nearly 6 in 10 Republicans, 58%, describe themselves as more enthusiastic about voting. That is nearly identical to Republicans' average level of enthusiasm in 2004 (59%) and higher than it was at most points in 2008.

*Dems: Are you more or less enthusiastic about voting in 2012? Look at this drop off from 2008. This is very bad news for Democrats in 2012

Republicans are at +28 for election 2012