FILE PHOTO: A man screams at TV cameras and news media during a Make America Great Again rally at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, USA, August 21, 2018. REUTERS / Leah Millis / File Photo  The data suggest that Democratic candidates could see an increase in turnout that exceeds expectations, he said, and could potentially overturn the scale for them.
"That happened in 2016," said Valentino. "Many people predicted to stay home were very angry with (presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, and they came as a surprise to everyone."
& # 39; CIVIL WAR & # 39; In competition with competing races, the voters questioned by Reuters lamented a rampant rage of the partisans. Many said it makes them more picky.
Tim Leatherby, 57, a former Marine, said he was worried that the country was plummeting toward a "civil war."
"I've spent my time in combat and I do not want to fight anymore," said Leatherby, who said he would race for the Republican Martha McSally in the Arizona Senate, one of the key battles that decide to take control of this chamber.
Brian Carson, 46, a public-language coach, repeated this feeling.
"We're learning more efficient ways to hate each other faster, and that's disappointing to me," he said.
Valentino said this was true – Americans seem to have been more angry in 2016 and 2018 than in previous election cycles, according to a similar poll from 1980.
"Other previous elections were pretty intense, " he said. "But the feelings that people expressed were much more positive, even in those years when the country was in recession."
The poll, from 17 August to 7 October, questioned respondents about their emotional responses – including their level of anger, bitterness, anxiety, fear, hope, relief, and gratification – to Trump, the US Senate's endorsement Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, the news media, immigration and other issues. It also collected the electoral history and political interest of respondents.
On a scale of 1 to 10 – with 10 extreme rage – Democrats with college education reported an average of 8.4 points in connection with family border divisions, a policy that the Trump government broke off in June after pictures Caged children were indignant at home and abroad. [nL1N1TM10P] Democrats in general were a 7.6 versus Trump, with Democratic women more angry than men.
"Every time a woman talks, she has to talk about her looks," said Lisa Mol, 58, a Michigan-based Democrat. "I want to cut his eyes out so he can not see."
Republicans, ages 55 and older, averaged 7.9 in anger over illegal immigration, and Republican men were 7.6 over Trump's ability to be indicted. Although the Democrats could theoretically initiate impeachment if they controlled the house, the leaders of the party were clear that this was not on the immediate agenda. [nL2N1WR1B0]
Democratic women commented on the possibility of abortion in the United States becoming illegal in a collective of 7.3, while Republican women questioned 4.1 on this issue. Democrats' concerns were fueled by Kavanaugh's arrival at the Supreme Court, where he could make a pivotal fifth vote on the Nine-Court Tribunal if asked to reverse abortion rights or even legalize abortion Roe v. Wade.
The survey period included the hearing of the Senate committee, in which Kavanaugh claims that university professor Christine Blasey Ford disagreed that he had sexually abused her when they were in high school and his approval by the Senate.
The Democrats were much more angry at the way the Senate dealt with its confirmation as a Republican or Independent, according to the survey.
Valentino said the data showed that the controversy over Kavanaugh would spur more Democratic voters in the midterm elections than Republicans, despite Republican leader claims that their base was more fired for it.
Anger motivates voting interest more than hope or fear, according to the Reuters / Ipsos poll, conducted online and in English across the United States. It collected 21,027 answers.
In North Dakota, Stramer said her anger had made her better informed. She said she would vote for Senator Heidi Heitkamp next month, a Democrat struggling to defend her place.
Meanwhile, she fills her journal with her reflections and frustrations.
"I tend to write about things that drive me crazy, and then I do not have to have those arguments," Stramer said. "I could fight people, but in my opinion that does not change anything – online postings do not change anything."
But she added, "I'll vote, of course."
GRAPHICS: American Rage tmsnrt.rs/2yx11rw  Reuters Election Reporting: Here  Reporting by Chris Kahn and Grant Smith in New York; Additional coverage by James Oliphant in Arizona; Edited by Colleen Jenkins and Frances Kerry