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WaPo: 2014 Starting to Look a Lot Like 2010

From “The Fix” blog at the WashingtonPost.com.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll offers fresh evidence that Democrats are facing major enthusiasm problems within their base that make it difficult — if not impossible — for them to rebuild the winning coalition put together by President Obama in 2012.

While nearly seven in 10 of all registered voters say they are “absolutely certain” to vote in November, several key Democratic constituencies are much less committed to voting. Barely half of voters ages 18 to 39 are certain about voting (53 percent) and 55 percent of non-whites describe themselves as certain to cast a ballot. By contrast, more than seven in 10 whites and voters older than 40 say they will definitely cast ballots — both groups that have favored Republicans in the past two elections.

The turnout gap is smaller among self-identified partisans, with Democrats six percentage points less apt than Republicans to be certain voters (72 percent vs. 78 percent). Closing that gap, however, could be difficult, given that Democrats are more than twice as apt to rate themselves “50-50” or less likely to vote; 15 percent of Democrats say this, compared with 5 percent of Republicans.

Beyond core partisans, independents who tilt Democratic are strikingly less motivated. Nearly three-quarters of independents who lean Republican are “certain” voters (74 percent), compared with just 50 percent of Democrats.

The dynamic parallels Republicans’ turnout advantage in 2010. In that election, turnout dropped sharpest among young voters, African Americans and Hispanics. Those who showed up supported Republican House candidates over Democrats by 51 to 45 percent, despite Democrats holding leads among polls of registered voters. In the final Post-ABC pre-election poll, Democrats led by five points among all voters but trailed by four points among likely voters — a nine-point swing driven entirely by voting at higher rates.

Democrats of course, know all this.  That’s why you’ve seen so much attempts to manufacture outrage about various state voting laws and other issues — it’s not about “correcting the grievance, it’s about ensuring blacks vote in November so the Democratic bleeding is mitigated.

Ironically, here in Wisconsin, Democrats like Chris Larson seem to think that attacking school choice is going to get them black votes in November.  How he thinks that might happen is anyone’s guess.

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