Let him keep talking: Obama’s mud-slinging ads driving up Republican enthusiasm to vote

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 Gallup’s numbers means a stunning 93% Republican enthusiasm level.

If ES’s numbers are even near accurate, (and “near accurate” is not an unreasonable level), than we are watching the makings of a huge wave election that could easily surpass the results of the 2010 election.  

In ES’s accompanying message opines that the differences between polls of “registered” voters and “likely” voters occur because of enthusiasm. This begs the question: how can any of these polls show Barack Obama even close to Mitt Romney? With 8 points as the smallest enthusiasm edge for Romney that can be found,  and a number of surveys showing 15 or 16 point margins, the use of 2008’s turn out numbers of 31 Republicans 38 Democrats and 31 Independents as a turnout model for 2012 is totally indefensible.    

When asked whether Obama would be able to close this enthusiasm gap before November 6, the ES spokesman said, “I don’t know if there is enough time for Obama’s ads to work,” which translates to “No” in real people speak.

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One thought on “Let him keep talking: Obama’s mud-slinging ads driving up Republican enthusiasm to vote”

  1. Coach…..I think you know how I feel regarding Polls….I never trust the data from either camp. Political partisanship knows no limitations upon truth among pollsters.
    However, I DO trust the responses and reactions of every-day Americans….not the “uber-zealots” found at each ends of the spectrum; but normal, hard-working, responsible Harry and Mary Home-owner type folks who definitely “have a dog in this hunt” regarding the outcome of the November elections.
    THESE are the folks who really and truly stand to “take-it-in-the-shorts” from either an Obama re-election, or a Romney election that turns out badly and weak.
    This is a critical time for all of us.
    The voices I hear (NO! not the ones in my head!), which come through on media interviews, letters to various editors across the country, plenty of online forums, and the like; appear to be most heartily supportive of a Romney election. I will of course vote for Romney myself, although I don’t trust him any more that I do Obama at this particular juncture. “Mittens” is every bit as “unproven” as the Obama clone was when he took office.
    Adding Paul Ryan to the ticket was either a brilliant scam to derail the doubters who initially wouldn’t climb aboard the Romney train; or it was an indication of Romney’s deeper beliefs regarding the utter necessity that this country MUST be turned around “Poste Haste”.
    Either way, the rules dictate that we go with our conscience….and Obama certainly does NOT represent anything, anyone, or any “ism” which I would consciously support…By default…Romney gets two votes from this household.

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