Romney has edge on enthusiasm

Polls show a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but Romney has a key edge that may put him over the top on Election Day: voter enthusiasm. More than three-quarters of Republican and Republican-leaning voters said they are likely to vote, compared with 62 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. Obama has large leads over Romney on the questions of which candidate connects well with ordinary Americans (Obama up by 28 percentage points), takes consistent positions on issues (15-point lead) and takes more moderate positions (12 points). But that won’t matter much if people who feel that way don’t vote.