GOP leads Democrats in 2022 enthusiasm by double digits: Poll – By Michael Lee (Washington Examiner) / May 17 2021
Enthusiasm for Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections outpaces Democrats by double digits, with most GOP voters also remaining loyal to former President Donald Trump, a new poll reveals.
While engagement has leveled off for both parties since the record-high turnout of the 2020 race for the White House, a Democracy Corps survey found that 68% of Republicans remain engaged ahead of 2022. Meanwhile, Democrats have seen their engagement slip to 57%, an 11-point cushion for the GOP.
The survey also found that Republican voters remain firmly in the camp of Trump, with only 16% of Republicans identifying as “non-Trump conservatives.” In the battleground states, which most likely decide the balance of power, only 9% of Republican voters identify themselves as part of the same group.
The survey comes as the GOP plots its path forward in hopes of taking back control of Congress in 2022, recently deciding to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the party for continuing to be a vocal critic of the former president.