A poll by the Economist/ YouGov found that most of the people who are planning on casting an in-person vote for the midterm elections are voting for Republican candidates. According to the poll result, 54 percent of person-on-day election voters will be casting their vote for a Republican candidate while 37 percent are going to be doing so for a Democrat.
The upcoming midterm elections will be important in the decision on whether several different candidates will be in the Senate and House.
According to the poll those who are casting their ballot in person, but before election day would be fairly equally split with 47 percent voting for a Democratic candidate and 45 percent voting for a Republican.
Those who are going to be voting through mail or an absentee ballot would be mainly supporting the Democrats. With 56 percent voting for a Democratic candidate and 33 percent voting for a Republican.
Brandon Rottinghaus, a professor in the political science department at the University of Houston said that these results are influenced by partisan politics as former President Trump and other GOP members have previously demonized mail voting as a potential way of committing voter fraud.
In the 2020 presidential election, Trump and other Republicans openly said that the mail-in voting system was used by those who wanted to “cheat”. They also said that people should go in to vote with a Voter ID so that the results can be verified.
However, despite the system having its critics, in eight states voters automatically receive a ballot to vote even without registering. These states include California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.