United States midterm elections 2018

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Statista dossier on the 2018 U.S. midterm elections

This dossier presents information on the 2018 United States midterm elections. It includes an overview of historical data pertaining to midterm elections, followed by campaign finance information, public opinion, pre-election polling and election results, as well as exit polls.

Table of contents

  • 1. Historical background
    • Voter turnout in U.S. midterm elections 1902-2014

    • Departures from U.S. Congress in midterm years, by party 1990-2018

    • Job approval ratings of U.S. presidents at midterm elections 1946-2018

    • Voter participation rate in U.S. midterm elections by age 2002-2018

    • Number of women running for U.S. Senate, by party 2016-2018

    • Number of women running for U.S. House of Representatives, by party 2016-2018

  • 2. Campaign finance
    • Total cost of U.S. midterm elections, by party 1998-2018

    • Amount raised by U.S. congressional candidates in midterm election cycle 2018

    • Amount spent by U.S. congressional candidates in midterm election cycle 2018

    • Leading U.S. senators by amount spent on midterm election campaigns 2018

    • Midterm political ad spend in the U.S. 2010-2018

  • 3. Public opinion
    • Motivation among young voters in midterm election in the U.S. 2018

    • Top issues for young voters in the U.S. midterm election 2018

    • Share of voters who are enthusiastic about voting U.S. midterms, by party 2006-2018

    • Share of registered voters who think midterm election is important by age U.S. 2018

    • Public approval of President Trump by issue U.S. May 2019

  • 4. Polling & results
    • Share of voters following the news about U.S. midterms in September 2018

    • Latest polls on the Democrats vs. Republicans in the U.S. midterm election 2018

    • U.S. midterm election results: House of Representatives 2018

    • U.S. midterm election results: Senate 2018

    • Early voter turnout for U.S. midterm election, by state as of November 6, 2018

  • 5. Exit polling
    • Share of votes by party identification in the U.S. midterm elections 2018

    • Share of votes by gender and party in the U.S. midterm elections 2018

    • Share of votes by ethnicity and party in the U.S. midterm elections 2018

    • Share of votes by religious affiliation and party in the U.S. midterm elections 2018

    • Share of votes by first time voters and party in the U.S. midterm elections 2018

    • Share of votes by gun ownership and party in the U.S. midterm elections 2018

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