By CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Sixty-four percent of Americans say they've given "quite a lot" of thought to the upcoming presidential election.
How can you not think about it? It's impossible to escape it.
According to a USA Today/Gallup Poll, 64% is down from the previous two presidential races, but higher than Americans' engagement in the 2000 election.
These numbers suggest voter turnout will be lower this year than in 2008 or 2004.
Republicans are more revved up than Democrats, with 74% of Republicans saying they think about the election "quite a lot," compared to only 61% of Democrats.
This 13-point GOP advantage is the highest this poll has measured in recent presidential elections.
It's possible that Democrats just haven't tuned in yet and that Republicans are more engaged because of the primaries.
Typically Americans start thinking more about the election as it gets closer - once the conventions, debates, etc. start happening. And interest traditionally really starts to rev up after Labor Day.
If the higher GOP interest keeps up, it could mean higher turnout for the Republicans come November.
It's clear Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan over the weekend has jump-started the party's base.
The crowds at Romney's events have grown larger - perhaps as high as 15,000 at one North Carolina rally - and they've also grown more energetic.
Reminds you a little bit of President Obama's crowds back in 2008. But he's not drawing those kinds of crowds this time around.
Here's my question to you: How often do you think about the presidential election?
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