California experienced a surge of new voter registrations in 2016 and turnout was high, spurred in part by the high interest in the presidential election.
But the big question is whether those voters will stick around for the 2018 midterms.
Political Data’s numbers cruncher Paul Mitchell and pollster Ruth Bernstein of EMC Research stopped by the Capitol Weekly office to chat about the results of a new EMC Research/Capitol Weekly poll of those 2016 new voters.
Historically, new voters who register in a presidential election year are likely to skip mid-term elections. Will 2016 new voters follow tradition, or will they break the pattern like nearly everything else about the 2016 election?
Let’s find out.