The upcoming 2020 election is bringing about a surge in voter enthusiasm, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.
According to an article published by The Hill, “the Gallup poll found that 64 percent of respondents said they were ‘more enthusiastic’ about voting in the upcoming 2020 election than they had been in previous elections. Twenty-eight percent said they are ‘less enthusiastic’ and 6 percent said they have the same level of enthusiasm for the 2020 election.”
2016 saw a rather low voter turnout largely due to the fact that then candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were regarded as among the most unpopular candidates to run for president in the United States. Despite the unpopularity of these two candidates, the last few years of a Trump presidency have left Americans embroiled in civil unrest. Those who support the president are tired of the unrelenting accusations and expletive ridden hate directed at the President and his supporters. Those who oppose the President have been solely focused on impeaching President Trump and rejecting each and every word and action he takes, whether it seems sensible or not, simply because of his personality and rhetoric.
Whichever side you choose, one thing seems evident from the aforementioned poll, and that is that Americans are more motivated than ever before to vote in the upcoming election and are far more concerned about the implications.
Read more at The Hill.