Record number of conservatives "more enthusiastic" about voting
Party like it's 1994...
Gallup's latest comes with a very interesting statistic. That being it shows a record high 56% of self-described conservatives responding that they are "more enthusiastic" about voting in the coming election, whereas liberals clock in at 34%.
But the even more interesting item is the trendline of responses for that question over the past 16 years. As the chart shows, 42% of conservatives were "more enthusiastic" during the "Republican Revolution" of 1994, with liberals again at 34%. At that time, the conservative advantage on the enthusiasm gap was 8 points, and Repubicans picked up 54 seats in the House of Representatives.
Now it's 22 points.
In 1994 Republicans had the issues of Democratic House corruption, Hillary care, etc... Now we have ObamaCare, the "stimulus", bailouts, a projected 20 trillion dollar debt - and now Harry Reid is attempting to throw immigration "reform" / amnesty on to the list.
So much the better.
And what's working to make it even better still is the increased activism among conservatives, and the result it's having on nomination process in many states. Meaning we've got some REAL conservatives - especially in Senate races - running ahead of the normal establishment types, (Marco Rubio in Florida, or Rand Paul in Kentucky for example).
With a little luck, this coming wave will not just help Republicans pick up a record number of seats, but it will carry a record number of real conservatives into office.
It's shaping up to be a very good year.