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Republicans in Sour Mood About This Year’s Election

CNN/Opinion Research has spun out yet some more numbers from its June 4-5 poll showing Barack Obama and John McCain in a statistical tie. The latest installment says the Republicans have an enthusiasm problem. While 63 percent of Democrats are very or extremely enthusiastic about voting this year while only 37 percent of Republicans feel that way and 36 percent say they are not enthusiastic. Fifty-three percent of those polled predict Obama will win compared to 43 percent for McCain.

Fifty-four percent said they would vote for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district compared to 44 percent who said they’d back the Republican.

Forty-two percent believe Obama’s race will make it difficult for him to get elected while 57 percent disagree, with more Democrats than Republicans holding that view.

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