By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Have you seen some of those anti-Romney mud-slinging TV spots? If so, you’ll be glad to know that Barack Obama’s attack ads are not only falling short of their goal of tearing down Romney’s character, but according to one survey are actually energizing Republican enthusiasm to vote against Obama.
The survey just released by Evolving Strategies, (ES) shows Obama’s mud-slinging has driven Republican enthusiasm to a stunning 42 points higher than it was in 2008. Unfortunately ES doesn’t mention which baseline of enthusiasm for each candidate they used for comparison, so we can only guess which numbers to use. In October 2008, Gallup reported 70% of Democrats and 51% of Republicans were very enthusiastic to vote. That 19 point spread gave Obama a near landslide victory with a 7% popular vote margin.
Since ES reports a 42% Republican enthusiasm edge for Romney and “Obama’s ads did not boost Democratic enthusiasm for the president” using … Continue Reading:Let him keep talking: Obama’s mud-slinging ads driving up Republican enthusiasm to vote