Republicans just don’t seem to be that excited about McCain. Maybe this is their response to a candidate who is widely seen as a more moderate conservative?
But the most revealing numbers in the survey were the ones measuring voter enthusiasm: 61% of Democrats said they were more enthusiastic than usual about voting in this year’s election, while just 35% of Republicans said that.
Also in the poll, Obama’s fav/unfav is 64%-31%, while McCain’s is 59%-35%.
Still, will enthusiasm lead to votes in the swing states? That would be a much more telling metric.