BLUE WAVE, OR MAYBE NOT

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

“How likely are you to vote in the con­gres­sional elec­tion in 2018?” asks a Wash­ing­ton Post/ABC News poll re­leased Mon­day. The ques­tion is of acute in­ter­est among those who wonder if a “blue wave” of Democrats will re­take Congress and at­tempt to im­peach Pres­i­dent Trump.

The sur­vey found that 67 per­cent of all vot­ers said they were “ab­so­lutely cer­tain to vote” in Novem­ber; 74 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 68 per­cent of Democrats and 63 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents agree. Repub­li­cans ap­pear more en­gaged in the midterms at the mo­ment, even if it’s just by a few per­cent­age points.

In the bru­tal po­lit­i­cal mar­ket­place, ev­ery point counts amid mi­cro­tar­get­ing and com­plex ground games; 2018 is still a work in progress.

The poll also found that 67 per­cent of con­ser­va­tives are cer­tain to vote — com­pared to 75 per­cent of lib­er­als and 65 per­cent of moder­ates; 64 per­cent of women and 70 per­cent of men, 60 per­cent of “non whites” and 70 per­cent of whites, 75 per­cent of those over 65 and 53 per­cent of the 18-29-year-old set, 64 per­cent of peo­ple who live in ur­ban set­tings and 66 per­cent of those in ru­ral ar­eas.

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