Now that the first three early-state contests are on the books, Hillary Clinton should be sweating over the turnout numbers.

Her narrow wins in Iowa and Nevada accompanied by a blowout loss in New Hampshire reveal the weakness of her candidacy.

An underreported story shows the lack of enthusiasm on the Democrat side.

Even with all the talk of Hillary Clinton’s “historic” candidacy, and Bernie Sanders enticing millenials with free college and political revolution, turnout is down on the Democrat side from the 2008 campaign.

The Washington Examiner reports on the turnout from Saturday’s Nevada caucus:

“Turnout in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses dropped by about one third on Saturday as compared to 2008, raising questions about a lack of enthusiasm among the party’s voters.

About 80,000 Nevadans turned out to vote in the party’s cacuses in which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton edged out Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to an estimate provided to theWashington Examiner by the Nevada Democratic Party. That is down sharply from the roughly 118,000 who voted in 2008, when Clinton beat then Sen. Barack Obama.

In 2008, the strong turnout for Democrats in their nominating contests ended up forshadowing a large level of energy and enthusiasm on the Democratic side that carried over into the general election.”

Breitbart reported Iowa’s turnout down by 25% since 2008.

And in New Hampshire, only 232,000 Democrats voted as opposed to 289,000 in 2008.

In contrast, the Republican contest has seen record turnouts in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

In 2008, record Democrat turnout surged past the participation numbers on the Republican side, foreshadowing the Democrats’ romp in November.

When the Republican field began taking shape, many pundits considered it the strongest field since 1980.

And the turnout numbers prove that Republicans are inspired by their several choices.

The record turnout is clearly influenced by frontrunner Donald Trump who has aroused new voters with his pro-America trade policies and strong stance against illegal immigration to defeat ISIS.

On the Democrat side, it’s clear that Hillary Clinton and socialism really aren’t all that popular.

Hillary’s quest to become the first woman President is causing Democrats to sit on their couches and not show up to the polls.

And while Bernie Sanders claims he is inspiring a political revolution with his message of Democratic socialism, the message still isn’t pushing Democrats to the polls.

Democrats should be breaking out in a cold sweat when they look over the turnout results.

But Republican voters are showing up to the polls in droves, in spite of the media blabbering how Republican candidates are too strident and too conservative.

There is a clear enthusiasm gap between the two parties, and primary turnouts have proven good indicators of November results in previous elections.

In the last open seat race to succeed a two-term President, that enthusiasm gap favored Democrats.

In this cycle, Republicans are fired up and making their passion known by showing up to the polls.

However, in an effort to pump up Hillary and Bernie as strong general election candidates, the liberal media continues to sweep the numbers under the rug – even as the numbers betray their weakness.

So, how will the November election unfold?

The turnouts in February and March should be pretty telling.