Pollster Dan Cox on Monday said that anger and resentment are among some of the most predictive emotions of voters in elections.
"If you look at the emotions that are most predictive of people voting, it's anger, it's resentment, those kinds of feelings," Cox, research director at the Public Religion Institute told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."
"That's one reason why you're seeing this emphasis on immigration, the caravan, trying to sort of stoke this fear, anger, and resentment to get people to the poll," he continued.
Cox's comments come as President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE looks to fire up his Republican base ahead of Tuesday's midterms. Trump has been hammering the campaign trail with rhetoric over immigration and the migrant caravan of Central American immigrants moving toward the U.S. southern border.
Democrats have also tried to fire up their base, pointing to issues such as health care.
A Reuters/Ipsos survey published late last month found that Democrats were most angry about potential Russian interference in the election, as well as about Trump himself.
Republicans, on the other hand, were most angry about undocumented immigrants, the risk of Congress moving to impeach Trump, and the mainstream media.
— Julia Manchester