RALEIGH – Enthusiasm is everything when it comes to elections. Your voters are out there; you just have to get them motivated to actually go to the polls. To regular voters it’s hard to comprehend just how many people don’t find it worth their time to stand up and be counted. It is depressingly low. Then again, maybe it’s for the best that low-information voters are few, because when they are motivated to participate it is often a result of cheap smear tactics by the Left.
That could be the case this time around, with the demonizing of President Donald Trump and everything on the right side of the political spectrum, as Democrats appear to be exhibiting an enthusiasm edge according to a new poll from Meredith University:
The newest edition of The Meredith Poll found strong voter enthusiasm and signals an increased advantage for Democrats.
Voter enthusiasm remains high heading into the last few days before Election Day. Over 70 percent of North Carolinians state they are likely to vote. Democrats hold about a five-point advantage in terms of enthusiasm over Republican and unaffiliated voters.
“Democrats seem well positioned to pick up seats in the congressional and legislative districts in North Carolina because of the higher enthusiasm among its voters and the generic ballot advantage their candidates hold,” said David McLennan, Director of the Meredith Poll.
The generic ballot advantage for Democratic candidates for Congress has grown significantly since the August Meredith Poll. Democratic candidates now hold a 10.8-point lead over their Republican counterparts (48.8%-38%). In August, the lead was five points.
The generic ballot advantage for Democratic candidates for legislative seats has also grown and now stands at 10.6 points (48.3%-37.5%). This is compared to a nine-point lead for Democrats in August.
“The last two months appear to have set Republicans back in terms of their chances for holding the 10-3 advantage in the Congressional delegation or their super majority hold on both chambers of the General Assembly,” said McLennan. “Some reasons for the Democratic surge may be a reaction to the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings that further energized Democrats to come out and a reaction of voters to the bombs sent to Democratic political figures such as former Presidents Obama and Clinton.”
You can read the whole report on the poll here. Interestingly, if Republicans read that Democrats are more enthusiastic, they may just up their own enthusiasm to counter it.