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Gallup Finds Democrats Have Curbed Their Enthusiasm

This is one of those headlines that generates a Keanu-esque “Whoa”: “Enthusiastic” Voters Prefer GOP by 20 Points in 2010 Vote

Although U.S. registered voters are closely divided in their 2010 congressional election preferences, those who say they are “very enthusiastic about voting” this year show a strong preference for the Republican Party.

Gallup finds that among those describing themselves as “very enthusiastic,” the GOP leads, 57 percent to 37 percent.

Among those “somewhat enthusiastic,” the Democrats lead, 52 percent to 38 percent.

Among all registered voters, the GOP leads 46 percent to 45 percent.