What a difference four years of fail makes:
More Republicans than Democrats are engaged in the presidential contest and voter turnout could decrease compared with the 2008 election, according to a Gallup poll on Monday.
Seventy-four percent of Republicans said they’re thinking about the election “quite a lot,” compared to 61 percent of Democrats, the USA Today/Gallup survey found.
But then Politico’s David Cirilli adds this strange bit of spin near the end:
That data suggests that Republican voter turnout could top Democrat turnout, according the to poll. However, polling after the conventions — when Democrats have more of a reason to tap into election news — is likely to better indicate engagement among the two parties.
Team Obama spent $131 million dollars on a barrage of negative TV ads the last three months, the likes of which no one had ever seen at this point in an election cycle. They’re tapped in, all right. Obama’s problem is that they’re also tapped out.