BLUE WAVE, OR MAYBE NOT
“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.