In 2018, 67% of potential voters actually voted. Looking ahead to this November, 67% of potential voters say they are planning to vote.
More independents, men, whites, and persons with no college say they are certain to vote in 2022.
Men are expressing more certainty that they will vote this year than they did in 2018 while women are expressing less interest in voting.
A larger percentage of Blacks and Hispanics voted in 2018 then are planning to vote in 2022.
Democrats are less likely to vote in 2022 than they were in 2018. While roughly the same percentage of Republicans are planning to vote in 2022 than did in 2018. [MorningConsult 10/7/22]
Around 21% of the roughly 1,000 candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, or state governor on the fall ballot (212 in all) claim some degree of military experience. Nine in ten of those veteran candidates are men and 2/3 are Republican.
49% of all U.S. adults like military experience as a characteristic of political leaders. This includes 53% of men, 46% of women, 66% of Republicans, and 36% of Democrats.
43% neither like nor dislike military experience. This includes 41% of men, 45% of women, 30% of Republicans, and 53% of Democrats.
The percentage of members with previous military experience who ended up in the Senate has fallen from 81% in 1974 to 17% in 2021. While the percentage who ended up in the House fell from 75% in the House in 1972 to 17% if 2021. [Pew 10/14/22]
Here are some numbers that help to explain the 2022 primary season.
6: The number of secretaries of state candidates who advanced to the general election and have questioned or cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election.
7: The number of House incumbents who lost their re-election bids to challengers.
7: The number of House incumbents who lost re-election to other members in matchups shaped by redistricting.
8: The number of losses Trump-backed candidates had in competitive House, Senate, and gubernatorial primaries.
15: The number of the 22 Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed candidates who won their primaries.
24: The number of the 31 Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) endorsed candidates who advanced past their primaries.
34: The number of victories Trump-endorsed candidates had in competitive House, Senate, and gubernatorial primaries.
76: The number (at least) of how many House nominees are running for Congress for their first time.
82: The number of Republican House nominees who are women, 27 of whom are running in races rated by the Cook Report. (There are currently 32 Republican women in the House per the Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics.)
117: The number of Democratic women who won their House primaries; 38 in races deemed competitive by the Cook Report. (There are currently 91 Democratic women in the House.)
219: The number (at least) of Republican nominees who have questioned or cast doubt on the legitimacy of President Biden’s win.
[Meet the Press: First Read 9/21/22]