(Yahoo! News) — In a potentially bad sign for President Obama’s re-election chances, nearly half of Democrats say they are not exactly excited about voting in the upcoming 2012 elections.

A new Gallup Poll finds Democrats literally split in their feelings about next year’s elections: 45 percent are “more enthusiastic” to compared to past elections while 44 percent say they are “less enthusiastic.”

By comparison, roughly 6 in 10 Republicans are excited about the upcoming elections, compared to just 30 percent who say they are “less enthusiastic.”

According to Gallup, the current disparity between Democrats and Republicans on election enthusiasm is the largest they’ve measured in more than a decade.

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