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Democrats are lazy.

Polls don’t mean squat if voters don’t actually cast their vote.

It’s a pretty obvious statement, but an important one when considering the latest voter enthusiasm numbers from Gallup.

In a sample of 5,000(!) registered voters in April, this is what Gallup found:

The obvious number that jumps out is the 20 point gap between those who prefer Republicans to Democrats and are “very enthusiastic about voting.”

But don’t worry, Dems. You are winning something. By 46-42, those that support Democrats are “not enthusiastic about voting.” Yeah, I know. You’re totally shocked.

Additionally, this was written in a column by one of Gallup’s analysts this past Friday

Republicans face a difficult hurdle in picking up the 41 seats they need to take majority control of the U.S. House. However, in terms of voter enthusiasm, they appear to be in an even better position than they were in 1994, when they gained more than 50 seats.

There’s little reason to believe this enthusiasm will be tempered between now and election day. The question is whether Democrats can improve their standing by inspiring their own base.

And with a guy like this leading the state Party, I can see they will be a formidable foe.

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