Democrats Show High Turnout Compared to Republicans

Excitement converts to more voters, proves the Democrats during this Presidential primary race.  In the New Hampshire, Iowa, Michigan, and Nevada where both parties held primaries on the same day, Democrats set records for voter numbers and drastically went over Republican numbers. South Carolina was especially big for the Dems, where nearly twice as many voted than in 2004.

Democrats are just enjoying this election so much more too. There is more general support for the candidates than Republicans have for theirs, lots of money is being raised, and the intensity between Obama and Clinton is contagious.

“I think it’s real,” said Gary C. Jacobson, a political scientist at the University of California, San Diego. “Turnout and various poll data suggest Democrats are more eager to vote and happier with their choice set than Republicans. I think it reflects an eagerness to get the Bush administration behind them.”

Whatever the cause, it’s been encouraging so far to see such enthusiasm and turn out, showing that this country really is ready for a new administration.

High Enthusiasm Propels Democratic Voters – [New York Times]


One Response

  1. I think the high turnout in South Carolina for Dems is a good sign, but also sad in how it demonstrates the extent to which our political system was, and still is, failing minorities. You see what happens when black voters finally have a candidate that they feel represents them? It’s the same with young voters. This shows that maybe low voting numbers really are because people don’t feel like they have a candidate that represents them.

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