According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll taken on Monday, seventy-four percent of Republicans said they are considering the 2012 election "quite a lot," compared to sixty-one percent of Democrats. At this point, it does seem that Republicans will be more engaged in the coming election.
Among all voters, 64 percent responded that they’ve given quite a lot of thought to the election, which when compared to previous election cycles may indicate that voter turnout could decrease. Americans are less engaged than the 2008 and 2004 elections, but more engaged than the 2000 election, according the poll.
During those cycles, voter engagement in July measured at 70 percent in 2008; 69 percent in 2004; and 42 percent in 2000, according to the poll. Voter turnout during those years was 57 percent; 55 percent; and 51 percent, respectively.
While the poll suggests that Democrats will not be out in record numbers as they were in 2008, it does suggest that Republicans will be out in full force. The question is will they be excited enough about the presumptive GOP ticket enough to vote for them or will they be looking towards a conservative ticket?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.