What Happens if Obama’s Voters Don’t Show Up? II

I’ve actually asked this question before when discussing the steep drop in voter enthusiasm among Democrats.  When you combine that with the drum beat of stories about Republicans voter registration advantage, Obama would seem to be in real trouble.  The much talked about Foster McCollum poll in Florida showing Romney up +15 is a poll reflecting such a scenario.

The Wall Street Journal Opinion page posts a good video discussing that question: Will Obama’s voters show up?

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  1. […] polls do they need to see saying the exact same thing: Much of Obama’s 2008 coalition has lost their enthusiasm for Obama. Obama may have a chance to change the narrative with Hispanics enough to recreate some of the 2008 […]

  2. […] minorities to make up far more of the electorate than they ever have when every poll says they are far less enthusiastic than they were in 2008 and will likely show up at the voting booth in far fewer numbers. Maybe they […]

  3. […] Voting Enthusiasm Down Sharply From 2004, 2008.” This is why I title some blog posts: “What happens if Obama’s voters don’t show up?” The simple truth is that the pendulum of party affiliation has swung back from the strong […]

  4. […] of the 2008 turnout imbalance is simply not going to happen due to voter registration changes, enthusiasm changes and a far more competent campaign than McCain […]

  5. […] the enthusiasm among Obama’s “coalition of the ascendent”[the predicate for Democrat talk of […]

  6. […] enthusiasm is way down from 2008 so even if they support Obama by greater numbers, that support may not show up on election […]

  7. […] because otherwise Obama supporters may become even less enthusiastic come election day and not even show up. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was written by […]

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