Washington (CNN) - It's been said that this is once again the year of the angry voter, and that Republicans and independents are angrier than Democrats. A new poll makes the case.
According to an Associated Press-GfK Poll released Thursday, 58 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans said politics is making them angry, but only 31 percent of Democrats questioned in the survey agree.
The poll also indicates that around 7 in 10 independents and Republicans say they're disgusted with the state of politics. Only four in ten Democrats feel the same way.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted in early August showed a similar trend. Forty-six percent of Republicans questioned in the survey said they were very angry about the way things are going in the country, with 37 percent of independents agreeing. But only 13 percent of Democrats said they were very angry.
So how will this impact November's midterm elections. It's fair to say that angrier people may be more inclined or motivated to vote.
The poll was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Sept. 8-13, using landline and cell phone interviews with 1,000 randomly chosen adults. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points for adults and 6.4 percentage points for independents.