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Poll: Democratic voters are more engaged than Republicans

The Hill logo The Hill 6/13/2018 Julia Manchester
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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.


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