Romney Voters Remain More Enthused, Move Toward Positive Support For Their Candidate

October 18, 2012, 1:00 PM GMT+0

(Week of 10/13/2012) Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have consistently expressed more enthusiasm about casting a ballot this fall, and while much of that enthusiasm has been anti-Obama as opposed to pro-Romney, it could help ensure that those Romney voters will get to the polls next month. Despite the Vice President’s energy during last week’s debate with Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Obama supporters remain less enthused, and less attentive, than Romney voters about casting a ballot.

Last week, after the first presidential debate, the enthusiasm gap favoring the Republican was twelve points; this week it remains at eight points when considering voters who are extremely enthusiastic about casting their ballot.

With the election less than a month away, Romney voters still are more likely to be paying attention to campaign news now. This week, 54% of Obama supporters, and 61% of Romney voters claim to be following news about the campaign very closely.

Obama support continues to be pro-Obama. 79% of the President’s voters say they are mostly voting for the President. Romney voters have finally become more positive about their nominee. 57% of them now say they are most voting for Romney. 42% are still voting mostly against the President.