Democrats are more interested in the upcoming midterm elections and more enthused to vote than usual, and that helps them to an 8-point edge in the generic congressional ballot test.
This amid widespread concern that the country’s political debate is overheated and even dangerous -- to the point that many voters steer clear of talking politics with family and friends.
There’s a 14-point interest gap between Republican men and women, as 53 percent of GOP men are extremely interested, while 39 percent of GOP women say the same.
Among Democrats, 54 percent of men and 53 percent of women are extremely interested.
There are small differences between women (73 percent) and men (66 percent), and between Democrats (74 percent) and Republicans (68 percent).