Poll Reveals Republican ‘Enthusiasm’ Edging Out Democrats

A new survey reveals something that could be a big problem for liberals at the polls come November — Republican voters are slightly more enthusiastic about the upcoming election.

The poll, which Gallup released on Thursday, showed that 59% of people who say they’re Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting this year than they have been in previous years.

That’s compared to 55% of Democrat voters and independents who lean liberal who say they feel the same way.

What’s more, the poll showed that Democrats were much more likely to respond that they are less enthusiastic about voting this year than their Republican counterparts were — 42% compared to 35%.

Overall, though, members of both parties are less enthusiastic about voting in 2024 than they were in 2020, according to the survey. This comes as it’s all but official that President Joe Biden will face off against former President Donald Trump in a rematch of the 2020 election.

The highest point of enthusiasm for the Democratic primary at this point in the primary season came in 2008, according to the poll. That year, former President Barack Obama was running against Hillary Clinton, who was a U.S. senator at the time and eventually served as Obama’s secretary of state.

Generally speaking, Americans become much more enthusiastic about voting as the calendar flips closer to election day. The poll revealed that the percentage of “more enthusiastic” voters reaches about 65% in early November, while the “less enthusiastic” percentage drops to about 23% at that time.

The poll revealed that this happened in every election year since 2004. The only exception to that rule happened in 2016, when Trump faced off against Clinton in the presidential election.

Gallup’s poll further revealed that there is a link between the voting enthusiasm of the electorate in the U.S. and whether they believe that Biden or Trump would be a good fit to serve in the White House.

In excess of two-thirds of people who said that Biden or Trump would be a good fit in the White House responded that they were enthusiastic to cast their vote in the upcoming election — 67% compared to 69%, respectively.

Among respondents who said they didn’t believe that either Biden or Trump would be a good fit for the White House, just 24% said they were excited to vote in the upcoming election in November, according to the poll.

Gallup conducted this poll between March 1 and March 20, surveying 1,016 adults in the U.S. The company reported that the margin of error for their poll is 4%.

This is yet another point of concern for Democrats and Biden specifically — as if they don’t have enough to worry about as the president seeks another term in the White House.

Democratic voters have generally been less enthusiastic about the Biden-Harris campaign that Republican voters have been about the prospects of another Trump administration.