Racial, gender, age, education and religious differences in 2018 midterm elections

Using exit poll data by the National Election Pool, as reported by CNN, Pew Research Center determined that “The stark demographic and educational divisions that have come to define
American politics were clearly evident in voting preferences in the
2018 congressional elections.”

Reporting for Pew on November 8, 2018, Alec Tyson describes those divisions:

  • Nationally, voters favored Democratic candidates for Congress over
    Republican candidates by a margin of about 7%.
  • Gender: Women generally favored Democratic candidates by 19% (59% to 40%) while men voted for Republicans 51% to
    47%. As was the case in the 2016 presidential election, white men voted
    Republican by a wide margin (60% to 39%) while white women were evenly divided
    (49% favored Democrats; 49% supported Republicans).
  • Race: Whereas Whites favored Republicans over Democrats by 54% vs. 44%, Blacks voted overwhelmingly (90%) for Democrats,
    including comparable shares of black men (88%) and black women (92%). Hispanics favored Democrats over Republicans 69% v. 29%. Asians favored Democrats over Republicans 77% v. 23%.
  • College education: When gender, race and education are considered together, women college
    graduates stand out for their strong preference for the Democratic
    candidate (59% favored the Democrat while just 39% voted Republican).
    Whites with less education – particularly men – supported the
    Republican. White men who do not have a college degree voted Republican
    by about two-to-one (66% to 32%).
  • Age: The age divide in voting, which barely existed in the early 2000s, also
    is large. Majorities of voters ages 18 to 29 (67%) and 30 to 44 (58%)
    favored the Democratic candidate. Voters ages 45 and older were divided
    (50% Republican, 49% Democrat).
  • Trump: The national exit poll found that more voters said their midterm vote
    was to oppose Trump (38%) than said it was to support him (26%); 33%
    said Trump was not a factor in their vote. The midterm vote also was
    highly correlated with views of Trump’s job performance: Among those who
    approved of the president (45% of all voters), 88% voted for the
    Republican. Among the larger share who disapproved (54%), an
    overwhelming percentage voted Democratic (90%).
  • Anti-White: Overall, 41% of voters said whites in the country today are favored over
    minorities; 19% said that minorities are favored over whites, while 33%
    said that no group is favored.  Among those who said whites are favored in the U.S., 87% voted for
    Democrats. By contrast, large majorities of those who said minorities
    are favored (85%) or that no group is favored (69%) voted for Republican
  • #MeToo: 72% of those who said sexual harassment it is a very serious problem supported Democratic
    candidates. Among those who said it was a somewhat serious problem,
    Republican candidates held a slim edge (50% vs. 48%). And while
    relatively few voters said sexual harassment is not too serious a
    problem (11%), this group voted overwhelmingly Republican (79% vs. 20%).

In a report on November 7, 2018, Pew Research found that “A preliminary analysis of the 2018 midterm elections finds considerable
continuity from 2014 and 2010 in the voting patterns of several key religious groups“:

  • Three-quarters (75%) of white voters who describe themselves as
    evangelical or born-again Christians (a group that includes Protestants,
    Catholics and members of other faiths) voted for Republican House
  • 7-in-10 no religions voted for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district.
  • 8-in-10 Jewish voters (79%) cast their ballots for Democrats.
  • This year, Catholic voters were evenly split between the parties: 50%
    favored the Democratic candidate for Congress in their district, while
    49% favored the GOP’s nominee. In the past two midterm elections (2014
    and 2010), however, Catholics had favored Republican candidates by margins
    of roughly 10%.
  • Among Protestants, 56% voted for Republican congressional candidates and
    42% backed Democrats.
  • Among those who identify with faiths other than
    Christianity and Judaism
    (including Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and many
    others), 73% voted for Democratic congressional candidates while 25%
    supported Republicans.
  • Church attendance: Voters who say they attend religious services at least once a week
    backed Republican candidates over Democrats in their congressional
    districts by an 18-point margin. Those who attend services less often
    tilted in favor of the Democratic Party, including two-thirds (68%) of those who say they never attend worship services.


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1 year ago

Boy oh boy, are we ever screwed according to those results. :-/ A few things (per their results) would mean: __The masses’ “Cerebral Masses” are getting Worse/Dumber, not Better/Smarter. __College Edumacated = Commie Brainwashed = Vote Dem. __ALL “Minorities” are Traitors. = Vote Dem. (No #Blexit either.) __Too Many Women are still Suckers believing the “Serpent Party.” = Vote Dem. __Only Old-Timers & some Men have any Conservative Bones left in their bodies. The Younger Crowd is Totally Lost. When we Dinosaurs die off, it’s All Over for this Country+World. = They will all Vote Dem & its NWO. __Ecumenical/Liberal… Read more »

Kim Cain
Kim Cain
1 year ago
Reply to  TPR

To make it worse, 50% of Whites are boomers which means they are dying.

1 year ago

Look, I don’t believe in anything, Brenda Snipe(r)s is a fraud as was the past director of Broward County, Olyphant, that is Debbie Wasserman Schultz territory. Brenda Snipe(r)s is a lying corrupt woman, why hasn’t she been kicked out of office already, oh yes, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s County where everybody is corrupt, the Chief of Police a lying corrupt cop, so fear none, everything is taken care of. Once again South Florida continues to make the headlines, and why in the hurricane devastated areas where the hurricane hit, it all went well.

1 year ago
Reply to  Alma

I hear you Alma. I’m amazed. There is a reason that the polls close on a certain time and date. How this woman continues to “find” Demonrat votes everywhere and merrily continues to count them, long after election time is a mystery. Trump promised to prosecute election fraud. Great. She’s Public Enemy No. 1. The course ordered her to declare the total number of ballots received and the total count and she refused to do it. All the other counties in Florida managed to do that. Why is she not under arrest? Today they are saying that “scores” of ballots… Read more »

1 year ago

Anyone notice Pew doesn’t tell us the total interviews in each sample thereby denying an accurate picture? Pew’s other surveys consistently fail to advise the total queried rendering their surveys problematic.
Absent the total queried, my thoughts drift to the old bookkeeping adage: “Figures can lie and liars can figure”.
On the other hand, the puzzle remains concerning the thought process of people submitting to a stranger’s inquires. Are they expressing their opinion truthfully or do they have a momentary need to feel important?
Nevertheless, Pew’s surveys are of interest with agenda pitched shrouded in fog.

Skid Marx
Skid Marx
1 year ago

No sympathy for the masses. When the glorious man made utopia goes up in smoke I will laugh my ass off. When they come and ask for help and supplies I will say…eat shit Bolshevik Rat.


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1 year ago

Why do the Florida taxpayers continue to be subjected to so much shame, be it school shootings, voters fraud and corrupt politicians? and the millions in the State have to foot the bill to make it look that it is all fair -stop stealing my hard earn money in taxes to keep all the system corruptors working and getting paid, CLEAN HOUSE, we need it the upcoming governor De Santis is to work for WE THE PEOPLE and show us we elected him to make the system work for us and not for them. I hope De Santis does not… Read more »

1 year ago

How dare anyone question the results of polls. Thwey are alwasy spot on and 100% true. signed, Hillary Clinton.

1 year ago

That is a very revealing breakdown of demographics, Dr. Eowyn! Thank you for it.

1 year ago

Divide and Conquer, followed by mass murder, economic & societal collapse. That is the trademark of Socialism/Bolshevism/Communism/Liberalism/Jacobinism/Democracy etc

1 year ago

Find out about the Florida’s $800,000,000 embezzled taxpayer money by the unknown officials. Follow @roberthpreston on Twitter. I don’t use Twitter, except to mine info from 😉 like the Gov’t Oversight Committee ought to be doing. Or, FL Gov Rick Scott should hunt down Runcie et al.

1 year ago

None of this matters. Period. No one in my household will EVER answer a poll. This is intrusive. It also borders on negating the sanctity/privaccy of my VOTE…which I hold as SACRED &PRIVATE. Additionally, My husband and I are both PhD’s or equivalent. We are registered Democrats who left our party many years ago, even before Barack Insane Obama. We never bothered to reregister our party designation b/c, in the age of email and mass media, we like receiving the mass Democrtic messages to let us know “what they are up to” in real time. So, we get both the… Read more »