REPORT: Republican Voters Are More Motivated And Enthusiastic About Midterms Than Democrats

If you listen to the media, the narrative you hear is that Democrats are motivated to vote in the 2018 midterms and a big blue wave is coming. Yet a new poll directly contradicts that message, saying that Republican voters are actually more enthusiastic about voting this fall.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Surprise: GOP voters more ‘motivated, enthusiastic’ than Democrats

Despite recent evidence that Republican voters feel bummed out by Washington inaction and chaos, a second consecutive poll shows that they are more motivated and enthusiastic than Democrats heading into the 2018 election season.

The latest Morning Consult/Politico poll found that voters are getting revved up in advance of the midterm elections and that Republicans have the motivation edge. From the survey analysis:

Voter enthusiasm grows ahead of 2018 midterms: In this week’s poll, 79% of voters said they are motivated to vote in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, compared to 11% who said they are not motivated. In late December, 72% said they were motivated, and 13% said they were not motivated.

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Motivation high across party lines: 89% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 68% of Independents said they were motivated to vote in the upcoming midterms. In late December, 80% of Republicans, 75% of Democrats, and 62% said the same.

Republicans attribute their advantage to the recently-passed tax reform package that put more cash in their wallets.

If you think the left is acting crazy now, watch what happens if the Democrats fail to retake the House or the Senate. It could easily turn out that way and they will go nuts.


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