Despite ongoing criticism of health care reform and the Russia investigation, GOP members are remaining loyal to their party. A new poll by Washington Post-ABC News discovered that Republican voters are trying to keep control of the House and Senate in this upcoming midterm election more so than Democrats.
The study found that Republicans are more motivated to get to the polls than Democrats. With 72 percent of President Trump supporters saying they will “absolutely” be voting in the 2018 midterm elections compared to 61 percent of Democrats.
The findings were consistent even among more moderate voters. 65 percent of those who lean Republican said they would “absolutely” vote compared to 57 percent of moderate Democrats.
Voters seem to be aligning with party over President with 51 percent of those surveyed saying the President is not a factor in their decision for the upcoming congressional races.
Today, Republicans hold majorities in both the House and the Senate. Republicans control 52 seats in the Senate and 240 seats in the House, with one seat vacant since Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) resigned.
This poll was taken between July 10-13, before the latest defeat on health care. It surveyed 1,001 adults, with a 3.5 percent margin of error.