Voters in a new Hill-HarrisX poll say they thought the recent Democratic National Convention was more effective than its GOP counterpart, though a plurality of voters said they did not watch either party convention.
A third of registered voters in the survey, 33 percent, said they thought Democrats’ presidential nominating event was more effective compared to 27 percent who said the same of the Republican National Convention.
Four in 10 voters said they did not watch either event, which took place on consecutive weeks in mid-to-late August.
The survey, conducted Aug. 29-31 following the conclusion of the GOP event, found slightly more Democratic voters than Republican voters who said their party’s convention was more effective.
Party organizers had to grapple with conducting mostly virtual conventions this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with both parties relying more heavily on technology than in traditional election years.
Sixty-six percent of Democrats
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