71% of Americans believe that Future the prestige of the country is at stake Election The November midterms, when control of Congress will be defined and many state governments renewed, reveals a vote Released on Monday.
An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows voters are motivated to vote despite intense pessimism and dissatisfaction with the political situation in the country.
less than a month from Election As of November 8, 80% of those surveyed said voting would be very or extremely important this year.
This goes for both Republicans and Democrats, even if there are opposite reasons.
vote discovers how Election This year is held in a unique environment, in which voter They are tired of the political situation, but at the same time they are determined to participate in it and try to change it. This can lead to heavy turnout in the polls.
Since the 2018 midterm elections, the population has become more pessimistic about the situation in the country and people’s rights: 70% are dissatisfied with the national situation, compared to 58% in October four years ago.
Republicans are extremely unhappy now that a Democrat is President. And while Democrats are less dissatisfied with Donald Trump being president than they are, they are still deeply uneasy about where the country is headed.
58% of those surveyed say they are dissatisfied with the state of individual rights and freedoms, compared to 42% in 2018. Some two-thirds of Republicans are dissatisfied in that regard, compared with 50% when Trump was president. Among Democrats, the trend has remained more or less unchanged: Nearly half say they are dissatisfied.
mostly voteramong both Republicans and Democrats, say that Election He would have significant influence on the abortion issue, although Democrats are more likely to think so. Most people in both parties say that the elections will have a major impact on the national economic situation.
Most voters trust Republicans more on the economic side (39% versus 29%) and on crime (38% versus 23%). Republicans also have a slight advantage on immigration (38% vs. 33%).
However, Democrats have advantages on abortion (45% versus 22%), health care (42% versus 25%) and election laws (39% versus 29%).
vote The 961 adults were conducted using Associated Press-NORC and an AmeriSpeak sample between October 6 and 10, representative of the entire US population. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points.