Voter Turnout: Heading Downward in 2012?

… The last two presidential contests have offered choices, not echoes, and voters have responded by flocking to the polls. In 2004, fully 60% of the citizen-eligible population cast ballots for the first time since 1968 (the last presidential election before the voting age was lowered to 18 years old). In 2008, the turnout rate grew again to nearly 62%. But evidence is building that voter participation this year may fall well below that mark. [cont.]

Rhodes Cook