Poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious

Poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious

[Ed. – Understandable. The Democrats just shot themselves in the foot bigtime.]

When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown.

That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research as Americans look ahead to a high-stakes election that is 10 months away but still very much top of mind. While emotions could change in the coming months, the findings give Democrats one more worry to add to the list: Will anxiety or enthusiasm be a bigger motivator come November?

On the verge of the first votes being cast in a primary contest with no clear leader, 66% of Democrats report anxiety about the election, compared with 46% of Republicans. Democrats are also more likely to feel frustration. Republicans, meanwhile, are more likely than Democrats to declare excitement about the race, and the share of enthusiastic Republicans appears to be rising.

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