Republicans are much more optimistic about their party’s chances in the upcoming midterm elections than Democrats.
The USA Today/Pew poll says 55% of Republican voters say their party will do better than they have in recent elections next year while just 43% of Democrats feel that way.
Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting in the upcoming midterm elections than Democrats as well. 53% of GOP voters say they are very enthusiastic about hitting the polls next year while just 47% of Democrats say that
The overall level of voter enthusiasm for the midterms is about the same today as it was at a comparably early point in the 2010 campaign. About half (49%) of registered voters say they are very enthusiastic about voting in next year’s elections, 29% say they are somewhat enthusiastic and 19% say they are not too or not at all enthusiastic.Republicans hold a modest enthusiasm advantage: 53% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters say they are very enthusiastic about voting, compared with 47% of Democrats and Democratic leaners.