Caught this in a piece reporting that nearly “90% of the Americans who gave $200 to Obama’s 2008 campaign haven’t re-upped this year“:
Interviews with dozens of those drop-off donors reveal the stories of Democrats who still plan to pull the lever for the president, but whose support has gone from fervent to lukewarm, or whose economic circumstances have left them without money to spare. The interviews and the data are the substance of an “enthusiasm gap” spurred by the distance between the promise of the campaign and the reality of governing, one that has begun to deepen Democratic gloom about this November’s election.
Via HotAir headlines. Emphasis added.
Many of these folks will still end up voting for Obama this fall, but without the enthusiasm they showed in 2008. And less enthusiastic, they are less likely to sway wavering friends and neighbors, uncertain about the Chicago Democrat.
UPDATE: Commenting on the same article, Ed Morrissey observes, “The change that Obama has brought to their doorsteps mainly involves a lower economic status“.