Obama Backers More Enthusiastic: Poll

Independents, however, appear to be losing interest in the election altogether
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2008 2:52 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A new AP/Yahoo poll shows a bounty of enthusiasm for Barack Obama and a deficit for John McCain, the Boston Globe reports. Some key stats:

  • 38% of the Democrat’s supporters are excited by the election, while only 9% of the Republican's are.
  • Among Obama supporters, 16% say they could still change their pick, while 24% of McCain-backers say so.

  • Liberals are three times more likely than conservatives to be more excited than they were last fall. 19% of conservatives feel more helpless, compared to just 9% of liberals.
  • Only 21% of independents say the election is interesting, down from 31% in November.
  • Only 12% of former Hillary Clinton-backers say they're excited about the race.