Offbeat Poll: Democratic voters are more engaged than Republicans

17:39  13 june  2018
17:39  13 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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  Poll: Democratic voters are more engaged than Republicans © Provided by The Hill

Democratic voters are more engaged in the 2018 midterm elections than Republican voters, according to a new George Washington University Politics poll.

Forty-six percent of Democrats polled said they used social media to share an opinion, while 37 percent of Republicans said they do the same.

Forty-two percent of Democrats said they had spoken to people about how to vote, while 33 percent of Republicans said they too had spoken with people on the subject.

The poll also found that Democratic voters were more active in campaign activities such as attending rallies, displaying campaign merchandise, and making donations.

However, 25 Republicans surveyed said they had been contacted by a political party, while 24 percent of Democrats said the same.

The poll comes as Democrats look to make gains in the House and Senate in the midterm elections in November.

Tuesday saw primaries in Virginia, South Carolina, Nevada, and Maine, showing primary victory for female candidates in Democratic races and support for President Trump being a test among Republican primary voters.

The GW politics poll was conducted from May 14 to 30 among 3,150 registered voters.

Pollsters: Dems will take back House .
A panel of pollsters is predicting that Democrats will win back 23 seats in this year's midterm elections, enough to win back the house majority. Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" canvassed its panel of pollsters on how many seats Democrats will gain. The average answer for the first-ever Poll of Pollsters was 23 seats, the show announced Friday.That's exactly the number that Democrats need to flip control of the chamber f rom Republicans."I feel like if 2016 taught us nothing, it is we should not make predictions. So I'm doing this under duress I'll have you know," joked pollster Anna Greenberg, who predicted Democrats would gain 25 seats.

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