POLL SAYS VOTER ENTHUSIASM IS HIGH

posted by Ron St. Pierre - 

            

Six weeks before the midterm elections voter enthusiasm is at its highest level for a midterm election in more than two decades. The Pew Research Center study found that 72% of registered voters say that which party will control Congress is going to be a factor in their vote.

Democrats hold a ten-point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot. And if the election were today, 52% of registered voters said they would vote for the Democrat…while only 42% said they will vote for the Republican. Two-thirds of Democratic voters say they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting. That number is 59% for Republicans.

Rhode Island's recent primary brought out a higher crowd than anticipated. A heated gubernatorial race could bring out a good crowd too.

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