Politics

NC Dem Turnout At 30-Year Low

Ben Smith Contributor

The North Carolina Democratic Party has had the lowest voter turnout since 1984, according to early exit polls.

Only 36 percent of voters this were Democrats, ABC reports. This is the lowest turnout for Democrats in the Tar Heel state in three decades, which doesn’t bode well for incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan. That number is down almost 42 percent from 2008 turnout numbers.

In addition to that number, a majority, 51 percent, say that Hagan voted with the president too much. Voters also called Republican Thom Tillis “too conservative” at 43 percent. Adding to Democrat worries in NC is a large independent block, its highest in history at 30%.