NowThis "America's Future" Poll Update: Beto O’Rourke Down Less Than Two Points in Texas

Majority of Texas Millennials Say They are “More Enthusiastic” This Election Than Previous Years
Company Release
November 3, 2018

NEW YORK, NY (November 3, 2018) -- NowThis, the no. 1 news publisher in the world on social media, today announced new results of its latest “America’s Future” Poll focusing on Texas. The poll, conducted in partnership with PredictWise on October 30th and 31st, 2018, uses new methodology that calibrates findings based on key turnout information coupled with live early voting data. 

Key findings (must credit: NowThis/PredictWise) 

-Senate Race - Texans overall favor Ted Cruz (46%) over Beto O’Rourke (44%). Millennials ages 18-34 favor O’Rourke (56%-34%) and Independents favor O’Rourke (45%-23%)

-Enthusiasm - Majority (53%) of millennials in Texas ages 18-34 are “more enthusiastic” this election than in previous years.

-Early Voting - 57% of young adults likely to vote in Texas have already voted (early + absentee). 

Issues - Texans said Immigration/Caravan (28%), Healthcare/Pre-existing Conditions (25%) and Wages (17%) were the top issues in the midterms.

The poll, conducted from 10/30 to 10/31 sampled 1,000 eligible voters in Texas with a model error of +/- 5 percentage points. The results will be published on NowThis’ America’s Future site today and the site will continue to update with new results until the November midterm election. 

About NowThis:
NowThis is the # 1 social news publisher in the world with a singular mission: making news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world, giving insightful context from a youth perspective and revolutionizing how news is consumed today. Launched in 2012, NowThis’ entertaining, inspiring and informative videos created for a mobile generation receive 2.5 billion monthly views. NowThis has 13 content verticals, including: News, Politics, Entertainment, Future, Her, Money, Sports, Food and more. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media.

About PredictWise:
PredictWise tracks over 200 political, economic, and value-frame positions for voters across the country. This powerful tool creates the baseline of providing rapid, comprehensive insights into public opinion to help change-makers better understand and activate their audience.

About Pollfish:
Pollfish is the first and only hybrid-service survey platform revolutionizing market research by merging modern sampling methodology with technology to organically survey the largest distributed global network of real consumers. Pollfish applies machine learning and programmatic delivery to survey their mobile network of over 550M global consumers across more than 120K vetted partner apps, resulting in real-time responses, advanced fraud prevention, and highly specific targeting criteria leading to unprecedented data accuracy. Pollfish has offices in the U.S. and EU, with locations in Athens, Greece, and New York, NY in the United States. To learn more, visit, or join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.


April Mellody

Group Nine Media

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Group Nine Media

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