Friday, October 15, 2010

Enthusiasm Gap: GOP Primary Turnout Largest in 40 Years; Dem Turnout Lowest in 80 Years

Just wait until the numbers roll in on November 2.
Fueled by tea party activism and hotly contested races, Republican participation in this year’s primary elections was up. But Democratic participation fell to a record low, leaving overall voter turnout at the second lowest level ever for a midterm election, an analysis by American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes.

Some 9.8% of voting-age adults participated in GOP primaries this year, the highest percentage in a midterm election since 1970 and well above the 7.3% who cast ballots in the 2006 midterm, the study found. Some 8.2% of voting-age adults took part in Democratic primaries, down from 9% in 2006 and the lowest percentage of all midterms since 1930.
A breakdown of the numbers is here.

Be very quiet, though. The race-card Democrats have a secret weapon.

Update: More good news for the GOP. You might say a tsunami is coming. Yet it's bigger than that.

Update II: A historical perspective on what could happen November 2.

Thanks to Hot Air for the link.

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