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by Jane Susskind, published

With the gradually dwindling field of Republican presidential candidates setting its sights on ousting President Barack Obama, electoral energy in the next election may not be as intense among Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents, according to the latest Gallup figures.

Gallup notes that voting enthusiasm generally relates to the eventual outcome in midterm and presidential election years.  Furthermore, in election years, where one party has a clear advantage in enthusiasm, it tends to fare better in the midterm elections or win the coveted presidential election. - Christopher A. Guzman

Full Analysis of Gallup Results at IVN

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