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Record GOP Turnout In MS/AL Primaries

- March 14, 2012

Good morning, Republican voters turned out in full force in Alabama and Mississippi last night, well above 2008 GOP numbers, showing yet again that the party is energized to replace President Obama. There is no doubt we will have a battle-tested nominee who will be ready to take on this president who has an enthusiasm problem, is struggling in the polls, and his much-talked-about ground game appears it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

 

Alabama

2008 – 552,209

2012 – 614,940 w/ 98.4% reporting *new record turnout

 

Mississippi

2008 – 143,286

2012 – 283,315 w/99.3% reporting *new record turnout

 

Hawaii *no record to compare

 

 

Obama Enthusiasm Problem 

 

WaPo: “A review of the states that have also held Democratic contests this year shows turnout is down sharply from the last time a Democratic president was running largely unopposed for renomination — 1996. … The numbers paint a picture that might lead some to ask whether Democrats are also facing an enthusiasm gap.” (Aaron Blake, ... more


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