Yet another story about the enthusiasm gap favoring Republicans except this picture seems a little clearer about the other story. “The enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans in the first midterm elections of President Barack Obama’s presidency is no myth” “Nearly two years after putting Obama in the White House, the survey also found that one-quarter of those who voted for the Democrat are defecting to the GOP or considering voting against the party in power in November.” “Yet in a reflection of broad dissatisfaction with politics, just as many people who backed McCain are either supporting Democrats now or still considering how to vote.” (Sidoti, Liz, 10/18/2010, Associated Press, Poll: Enthusiasm gap favoring Republicans no myth, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org). The other story is that this gap goes both ways. Many comments are made about the disillusion of those who voted for Obama but very little is made about the failure of Republicans to keep those who voted for John McCain.
“To find out how the electorate’s political views have changed since the 2008 election, the AP and Knowledge Networks re-interviewed the same 1,254 people who were part of a random sample of Americans surveyed up to 11 times throughout the 2008 campaign by the two organizations and Yahoo News.” “On the dominant issue of the 2010 campaign, just 40 percent of Obama supporters who are fleeing Democrats say he’ll be able to improve the economy over the next two years.” (Sidoti, Liz, 10/18/2010, Associated Press, Poll: Enthusiasm gap favoring Republicans no myth, Retrieved from email@example.com). What is not mentioned much is the acknowledgement that if this administration had not done what may are complaining about, how much worse this economy could have been. It’s as if this administration is getting the blame but will not be given any credit.
The below is the real story which very few are reporting. “Those who are sticking with Democrats are more optimistic: 70 percent say Obama’s policies will help the nation recover from the recession.” “73 percent of Obama voters now approve of how he’s doing his job. (Sidoti, Liz, 10/18/2010, Associated Press, Poll: Enthusiasm gap favoring Republicans no myth, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org). Those who favor civil rights will not stay home. Those who favor a women’s right to choose will not stay home. Those who favor the non-privatization of social security and veterans benefits will not stay home. Those who favor the gay’s right to serve and die for their country will not stay home. We will not allow all that has been done to be undone by those who wish to abolish the minimum wage and take us back past the times of slavery. That’s the story that should be written.