Did you know we have a primary tomorrow? If so, you’re a part of 14% of the people who know they have the chance to vote tomorrow:
New Jersey voters are barely aware that they have chance to vote the bums out-or in again, as they wish-on a balmy Tuesday in June, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. In that survey, fourteen percent correctly noted that the next time the public would have an opportunity to vote would be the state’s June primary election.
Most voters (48%) thought the next time would be in November. A few (4%) figured they’d have to wait until the 2012 presidential election. Many said they just didn’t know (30%).
Republicans are more aware of the chance to vote tomorrow with 20% of them knowing the next opportunity, compared to just 13% of Democrats and 6% of independents:
“Americans have more opportunities to vote than any other people in the world,” said Peter Woolley, a political scientist and director of the poll. “But we’re oblivious to it.”
In low turnout elections, it comes down to the campaigns that are able to motivate people to the polls. You wonder if any of the estbalishment challengers will be taken by surprise from the enthusiasm behind some of the tea party candidates. It’s becoming increasingly clear that not being as crazy as the tea party activists is not a good enough message for Democratic candidates to use to get their people to the polls