Jul 24, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Poll shows Dem enthusiasm bump for midterms

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A Fox News poll shows Democrats are equally as motivated about the midterms as Republicans.

Why it matters: That's a shift from previous polling, which showed Republicans with a significant enthusiasm advantage. So it's a glimmer of encouraging news for Dems in an otherwise rough survey.

What's happening: Democratic strategists credit the Supreme Court's abortion ruling as a motivating force for otherwise-disillusioned Democrats to show up for the midterms.

🥊 Reality check: Democrats have made incremental gains in several recent polls. But the overall picture remains bleak for them.

  • A poll of 56 battleground House districts, conducted by Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio and Biden pollster John Anzalone for the AARP, found Biden's approval down to 37%. Trump's approval was a healthier 50%.
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