65% of registered Democrats say conventions are important when it comes to deciding who to vote for. The operative word is registered.
51% of registered voters, overall, say conventions are important. 49% of registered voters say the conventions are unimportant.
Among independents, 60% say the conventions are unimportant.
Conventions for 65% of registered Republicans are not so important.
It is worth noting that during the time frame of July 30-August 12 2020 in response to a Gallup poll question "In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat or an independent?"
26% said Republican, 41% said Independent and 31% said Democrat.
Conventions are important to partisans. More important to Democratic partisans than to Republican partisans. Overall, conventions for a slight majority seem important. The bottom line? Conventions will continue because they are seen as helping to solidify the voting base.
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