Fox News poll: Democrats more politically active than Republicans

Women with bright pink hats and signs, collect early, and set out to make your voice heard on the first full day of Donald Trump to the presidency from Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington more than 200,000 people to attend the meeting. Further protests are expected in other US cities. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A year in the trump administration, the latest Fox News poll, an increase in political activity among the registered voters, the Democrats will find leads the charge.

The survey, released on Thursday, asked the voters to think about the “political activity, since the 2016 presidential elections.” Here is what they say:

• Thirty-five percent, “contacted a public official,” (up 2 percentage points since the question was first asked in February 2017).

• A quarter (25 per cent) contributed “money to a political cause or candidate,” vs. 22 percent last February.

• Fifteen percent have “participated in a protest March.” It is 14 percent a year ago.

• Twelve percent say that they “volunteer for a political candidate or a cause.”


Democrats more likely than Republicans to say, you have a protest March (24 percent vs. 7 percent), volunteering for a political candidate (16 percent vs. 9 percent), and contacted officials (39 percent vs. 34 percent).

isans were equally likely to have contributed money for a political cause (27 percent each).

“It seems to be a participation gap, and it favors the Democrats,” says Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News poll with Democrat Chris Anderson. “The big question is not, whether the Republicans, who are, or volunteering, or contributing to, do the GOP, the main thing-leaders want it to do, in the year 2018: to show, to save up on the day of the election, your Congress.”

A silver lining for the GOP, which since last February, the Republicans upped their game when it comes to contributions to a political matter (+12 points), communication with a public official (+10), and participation in parades (+5).

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,005 randomly selected voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from February 10-13, 2018. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.


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