Pollster: Dems feel more 'exhausted' by news cycle than Republicans

Democratic pollster Margie Omero on Friday said Democrats feel more "exhausted" by the recent news cycle than Republicans. 

"Some polling that I have been a part of has shown that Democrats feel exhausted more than Republicans do," Omero, who works at GBA Strategies, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking."

But she cautioned against thinking that Democratic voters won't show up to the polls in November's midterms.

"That doesn't mean they're not going to show up and vote. It just means they feel kind of weary by the news because it's so troubling," she continued.

"People need to give themselves a little bit of space from the news," Omero added. 

Omero was referring to a Navigator Research poll, a project led by GBA Strategies, that found that 62 percent of Democrats surveyed said they felt exhausted about politics since Trump was elected. 

Only 30 percent of Republicans said they felt the same, according to the survey. 

Omero went on to say that swing voters were also feeling worn out by the news cycle.

"Even in focus groups, swing voters are like 'I don't know, this is just too much news.' So it's something that's pretty unifying," she said. 

— Julia Manchester