So about that enthusiasm gap

Kelly Scaletta
3 min readOct 14, 2020

For months, we’ve heard about the “enthusiasm” gap: The notion that supporters of Donald Trump are more “enthusiastic,” therefore the polling is under-reporting Trump’s real standing.

On it’s face, it’s hard to understand exactly why this is. After all, you can vote doing the polka and drinking a margarita while singing happy songs, and your vote counts the same as the person who has literal tears of sorrow splashing on the screen.

Rally success, even if there’s not a pandemic and you’re not murdering your supporters by holding them, mean little. Yes…

Kelly Scaletta

I write for several outlets as an NBA analyst, including Bleacher Report, FanRag, Dime, BBallBreadown and RealBallInsiders. My political views are my own.