Voter interest rising
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September 2018 – Pew Research Center conducted a poll in early June to determine potential voter engagement in the upcoming national midterm elections. The poll of 2,002 adults found that voter enthusiasm is high, even though only 80% of those polled are registered voters. Approval or disapproval of President Trump and control of Congress were the two major issues cited as contributing to voter interest. Of Democrats, 61% view their impending vote as a vote against Trump, while only 52% of Republicans think their vote counts as approval for the president. More than 70% of both Democrats and Republicans polled said the issue of congressional control will be a factor in their November vote. Overall, 48% of registered voters said they would vote for their district’s Democratic candidate, with only 43% favoring the Republican candidate in the district.

people-press.org, 6/20/18