One thing uniting Red and Blue America? No politics this holiday
Thanksgiving weekend means the holiday season has arrived with it comes that time of year when the citizens of red and blue America do something rare, they spend time together and talk.
Thanksgiving weekend means the holiday season has arrived with it comes that time of year when the citizens of red and blue America do something rare, they spend time together and talk. The holidays are when that conservative uncle from rural Indiana can sit across the dinner table from that liberal cousin from New York City and exchange views.
That’s a high number in a nation where the political divides are deep. And, more surprising, this is one point where Democrats and Republicans find some agreement. Among people in both parties, more than six in 10 say they would rather avoid talking politics this season. The dislike of politics runs a little higher among independents.
To be clear, the numbers are still high for the minority groups in the poll – higher than other topics – but they’re still notably lower than they are for whites. Why? Other poll data show white voters are the most divided in their opinions of the president.
It could be that the person most intent on discussing politics this holiday season is the aunt who proudly labels herself an independent, particularly with the harassment stories dominating the political and other news currently. Or the person most reticent to discuss Washington may be the solidly conservative friend who wore the Make America Great Again hat to the festivities last year.