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The Enthusiasm Gap - What bumper stickers may tell us

I have noticed a few things while driving around the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, home of the 2008 Republican National Convention. There do not appear to be any signs of support for the Republican candidate. I think this is an indicator of a document trend, the "enthusiasm gap" between Barack Obama and John McCain. Though the majority of polls have been showing Obama with a modest 5 point lead, msnbc reports:

But the most revealing numbers in the survey were the ones measuring voter enthusiasm: 61% of Democrats said they were more enthusiastic than usual about voting in this year's election, while just 35% of Republicans said that.

What does that have to do with bumper stickers? Well, my job sends me all over the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. This was the route that I drove one day last week, driving over 100 miles.