In the last week, two stars of the Republican Party (New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin) took themselves out of the contest for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, and the announced candidates may very well be all the campaign will see. But those who will make the decision who gets the nomination — the registered voters who plan to vote in a Republican primary or caucus next year — seem more content with their options than they have been.
In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 55% of Republican voters, more than ever before, say they are satisfied with their options, up 10 points in the last week. Just 17% want someone else to enter. This is the highest satisfaction level expressed for the Republican field.
Democrats are even happier about their choice: 77% of Democratic voters are satisfied having Barack Obama run again. Only 9% of them want someone else.
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