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One-Third of Voters Don't Know Name of Their Party's Candidate for Office

One-Third of Voters Don't Know Name of Their Party's Candidate for Office
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By    |   Wednesday, 03 October 2018 02:25 PM

One in three voters do not know the name of their own party’s congressional candidate for their district, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

With less than five weeks before the midterm election, the survey found that 34 percent of registered Republican voters and 32.5 percent of registered Democratic voters could not name their party’s congressional candidate.

Some experts said that the usual importance placed on name recognition is not as relevant for this election, especially with passions so enflamed being either for or against President Donald Trump, even though his name is not on any ballot this time around.

“People aren’t voting for their side as much as they are voting against the other side,” University of North Carolina political science Prof. Marc Hetherington told Reuters. “It really doesn’t matter what the names are these days.” 

Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House in order to take control of the chamber, The Hill reported.

Some 54 percent of American adults disapprove of the way Trump is handling the presidency and Democrats have a nine percentage point lead in a generic question on which party they expect to vote for in Congress, according to Reuters/Ipsos.

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