The Corner

The Enthusiasm Gap

The surest explanation for the draft myth, the Cameron Diaz rhetoric and the rest can be found in this factoid:

“Forget the gender gap. The chasm that yawns the widest this election year is the Enthusiasm Gap.

Nearly two in three likely voters who support President Bush — 65 percent — said they were “very enthusiastic” about their candidate while 42 percent of Sen. John F. Kerry’s supporters express similarly high levels of enthusiasm for their choice, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll.

That’s a 23-point difference in relative excitement….”

When your base doesn’t like the candidate, scare the dickens out of them about the opponent.


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