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Voters may not be that angry

Though many GOP voters are angry, the electorate as a whole is not more angry than it has been in previous election cycles, according to pollsters. But voters are more frustrated and anxious. "They are worried, concerned and pessimistic," one pollster told the Washington Post. Voters also feel different degrees of passion, which could be decisive in upcoming elections. In a National Public Radio survey of 60 of the most competitive congressional districts currently represented by Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans described themselves as enthusiastic about the coming elections, compared with 37 percent of Democrats.