(USA Features) Republican voters are about twice as enthused about voting next year than Democratic voters according to a new survey, indicating that the party in power now may be in for a political reckoning in the 2022 midterms.
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Engagement for both parties has stabilized somewhat since the record-high turnout last fall. But the survey found that 68% of GOP voters remain very engaged, while Democratic enthusiasm has slipped to about 57 percent, an 11-point difference.
In addition, the survey found that GOP voters are still solidly in Trump’s camp, with just 16% of those surveyed identifying as “non-Trump conservatives.” What’s more, in the key battleground states, where the balance of power is likely to be decided, just 9% of GOP voters identify as non-Trump backers.
The survey, and its results showing the vast majority of Republican voters still backing Trump, comes as the House GOP ousted Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, from her chair of the Republican conference, replacing her with Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York.
Any member can take whatever position they believe in. … What we’re talking about is a position in leadership,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said this week of the effort to oust Cheney. “As conference chair, you have one of the most critical jobs as a messenger going forward.”
Cheney, however, remains firmly against Trump, which puts out far outside the GOP mainstream.
“We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language,” Cheney said regarding Trump. “We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution, and I think it’s very important that we make sure whomever we elect is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution.”