A new Gallup poll shows that Republican voters are at an all time high for enthusiasm for the 2010 election. Voter enthusiasm is often a good omen for political candidates. Not only are voters excited to go to the polls, but they are more likely to get active and volunteer or donate to the campaign.
59% of Republicans polled as “more enthusiastic” about the upcoming midterm election, which is the highest number for either party in a midterm cycle. The prior high was 2006, with 50% for Democrats. Democrats retook both houses of Congress in that cycle.
This cycle, Democrats have 56% of voters as “less enthusiastic”. According to Gallup, this is one of the largest party advantages measured in a single election.