Letter: Mitt Romney's advantage is in voter enthusiasm

Published: Sunday, Aug. 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, and vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, greet supporters, during a campaign rally in Manassas, Va.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File, Associated Press

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The polls seem to agree that the 2012 presidential race is in a relative deadlock, with President Barack Obama only holding a small lead over Mitt Romney. But where Romney has his advantage is in voter enthusiasm.

A recent poll shows that 40 percent of Obama supporters don't plan on voting in the coming election, while only 20 percent say the same for Romney. Only time will tell, but this sizable gap could potentially sway the numbers in Romney's favor come November.

Vernal Norman


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