Voters are enthusiastic about voting in November. Boy, are they enthusiastic...well, at least compared to how they felt two months ago.
Since early February, Gallup shows Republican enthusiasm rising by 14%, while Democratic enthusiasm has risen by 16%. Republicans still have the edge: 69% are enthusiastic about voting, while 57% of Democrats are. The enthusiastic/not enthusiastic differential benefits Republicans, too: GOP voters are at +46%, while Democrats are at +27%.
Here's how the progression looks, among registered voters:
New CNN polling corroborates, but the findings are less drastic. CNN measures enthusiasm by asking if respondents are extremely, very, somewhat, not too, or not at all enthusiastic about voting--so it's difficult to produce a direct comparison.
The "extremely" and "very" responses have gone up 6% for Republicans and 5% for Democrats since CNN's last polling in early January; 55% of Republicans now fall into that category, vs. 36% for Democrats. The GOP differential [("extremely" + "very") - ("not too" + "not at all")] is + 34%, vs. +13 for Democrats.