GOP Voters With Low Election Trust Are More Pumped for the Midterms Than Other Republicans

Findings suggest GOP leaders concerned that Trump’s 2020 rhetoric could cost them in 2022 might have it backward
A man carries a flag that reads "Trump won" before a Sept. 25 rally featuring former President Donald Trump in Perry, Ga. While Republican officials have expressed concern that Trump's continued litigation of the 2020 election could depress turnout in the upcoming midterm elections, new polling shows the opposite may well be true. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
October 27, 2021 at 6:00 am UTC

Donald Trump sparked new alarm among Republican officials when he said the party base “will not be voting” in next year’s midterm elections unless the GOP addresses its fears about voting fraud in the 2020 presidential election, but a new Morning Consult/Politico poll suggests the former president’s insistence on elevating the issue is resonating with a highly motivated segment of the Republican electorate.

GOP’s Election Skeptics More Motivated for 2022 Than Those Who Trust the Process

Republican voters were asked how enthusiastic they are about voting in the 2022 midterm elections
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Poll conducted Oct. 22-24, 2021, among 706 Republican voters, with margins of error of up to +/-7% for responses shown. Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
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Eli Yokley is Morning Consult’s U.S. politics analyst. Eli joined Morning Consult in 2016 from Roll Call, where he reported on House and Senate campaigns after five years of covering state-level politics in the Show Me State while studying at the University of Missouri in Columbia, including contributions to The New York Times, Politico and The Daily Beast. Follow him on Twitter @eyokley. Interested in connecting with Eli to discuss his analysis or for a media engagement or speaking opportunity? Email [email protected].

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