Enthusiasm Gap (x20)

Enthusiasm Gap (x20)

Enthusiasm Gap (x20)

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Feb. 12 2008 10:16 PM

Enthusiasm Gap (x20)

We knew the Democrats were more excited about their nomination race, but the Republicans' apathy reached new lows in Washington, D.C.

With 88 percent of the precincts reporting, the Democratic turnout is 102,783, while the Republican turnout is 9,456 * 5,127. (There are about 29,000 registered Republicans in the city, overall.) These numbers will change as the rest of the precincts report, but the ratio probably will not. More than 10 * 20 times the number of Democrats came to the polls than Republicans.  Ten point eight* That's twenty Democrats for every one Republican, to be exact. In the 2004 general election, John Kerry outdrew George Bush 10-to-1. The city-wide ratio is estimated at around 10-to-1 , as well.

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UPDATE 10:55 p.m.: I originally miscalculated the number of Republicans who voted, and therefore the ratio of Democrats-to-Republicans.