Friday, March 1, 2013

Red Food Versus Blue Food — The Political Dietary Divide

Posted by on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 5:52 AM

Apparently — well, according to Public Policy Polling, anyway — the political polarization of the nation now extends to food preference.

To wit:

In this highly polarized political climate Democrats and Republicans can't even agree about food.

Democrats are the party of bagels (34%) and croissants (32%) while Republicans prefer to eat donuts (35%).

Democrats like KFC better than Chick-fil-A (39/18) while Republicans take Chick Fil A over KFC by a 48/29 spread.

Democrats are cool with vegans (a 48/22 favorability rating) while GOP voters have a negative opinion of them (31/41).

Democrats prefer regular soda (47/31) while Republicans prefer diet (42/34).

And while Republicans narrowly believe that Olive Garden constitutes 'a quality source of authentic ethnic food' (43/41), Democrats (41/44) think it does not.


How do your political and food preferences stack up? Are you the rule, or the exception? Discuss. Contrast. Ponder. Converse. Reebok. Adidas. (Crackin' myself up here!)

What else is on your mind?

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