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Poll 2012: Democratic Voter Swing State, National Enthusiasm Soars

Poll 2012: Democratic Voter Swing State, National Enthusiasm Soars

(Chicago) – September 20, 2012. Poll 2012: Democratic voter enthusiasm in 12 swings states and nationally is soaring, according to a new Gallup poll.

Equal percentages of Democrats and Republicans in swing states were enthusiastic in June, but Democratic enthusiasm has surged, hitting 73% vs. 64%.

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Nationally, the phenomenon has duplicated itself.

A 19-percentage-point enthusiasm growth has been detected among Democrats while only 10-point increase for is registered Republicans.

“Democratic gains in enthusiasm may also be a reflection of the relative impact of the two recent political conventions,” wrote Gallup’s Lydia Saad and Jeffrey M. Jones. “Gallup’s post-convention polling suggests that the Democratic convention was more successful than the Republican convention…”

The national results are based on interviews with 954 registered voters, aged 18 and older, conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking from Sept. 16-17. The swing-state results are based on Gallup Daily tracking from Sept. 11-17, and include interviews with 1,096 registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Election day is November 6.

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