Democrats are more stoked about 2018

A new national poll by PPP finds that Democratic enthusiasm is not only evident in what we saw in special election results in Georgia and Kansas, but is a national phenomenon.

Democrats lead the generic Congressional ballot 47-41. But what’s more notable is the enthusiasm imbalance. 63% of Democrats say they’re ‘very excited’ about voting in the 2018 election, compared to only 52% of Republicans who express that sentiment. When you look at the 2018 House picture just among the voters most excited about turning out next year, the lead for Democrats grows to 19 points at 57-38. Republican leaning voters are comparatively disengaged, with the GOP holding advantages only among voters who are ‘somewhat excited’ (48-40) and ‘not that excited’ (46-31).

Another year and a half of Trump and I wouldn’t be surprised to see that Democratic number soar and the GOP number tank. Wishful thinking maybe, but the current trends are instructive.

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