What Your Beer Says About Your Politics

 

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The Washington Post came up with this chart based on data about the relationship between your liquor of choice, your partisan affiliation, and your vote propensity. A few highlights:

  • Wine drinkers are more likely to vote than beer drinkers.
  • Low-calorie beers lean Republican.
  • Heavier beers lean Democrat.
  • Someone who enjoys a nice single-malt scotch is more likely to cast a ballot than someone who prefers Canadian whiskey, and malt liquor drinkers turn out with the least frequency.

I’m not much of a wine-bibber myself so I rely on you to tell me whether this rings true in your experience.

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  1. Ricochet Member
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    @GrannyDude

    Bereket Kelile:

    Mendel:

    skipsul:Might want to edit that – Bourbon shows as a decent turnout, while Malt Liquor is at the bottom.

    I think “malt liquor” here is referring to the very strong, “40 ounce” style beer often consumed by very poor people (and hipster college students), like Colt .45.

    Also known as black democrats who rarely vote.

    And white DownEasters who chase their coffee brandy (where was that on the list?) with Colt .45…and don’t vote.

    I am—huge surprise here—solidly in the “votes but might be blue or red, who knows?” category.

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  2. BastiatJunior Member
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    @BastiatJunior

    The two drinks I have the most are Cabernet and Tecate.  Not sure what to make of that.

    The good news is that the Tecate half apparently doesn’t vote.

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  3. user_86050 Inactive
    user_86050
    @KCMulville

    All I’ll say is that it’s now past five o’clock on the US East Coast. The week is done. I’m in the mood for a nice cold glass of politics.

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  4. user_137118 Member
    user_137118
    @DeanMurphy

    I live in Colorado, and I don’t partake of the national beer.

    I didn’t like beer until I had a Guinness.

    Now, when I drink beer, I look for something dark and hoppy, or at least hoppy.

    Liquor wise, I go for a Jack Daniels.  I also like Meyers’s rum, Kahlua, Patron Tequila.

    Mixed, I like a good mojito.

    But I drink so seldom.

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  5. Fricosis Guy Listener
    Fricosis Guy
    @FricosisGuy

    Matt Balzer:

    Manny:

    Although, I’m curious why Sauvignon Blanc should skew so Democrat. I like Sauvignon Blanc. But it looks like a small population by size of the bubble

    Hmm, I tend to associate white wine drinkers with Liberals, but then again I’m a committed red wine drinker. What I can’t understand is why cognac is so far left. Though not my favorite, but I do like cognac.

    My guess is it’s influenced by rap music and similar cultural associations.

    Yes, though cognac has been prominent in rap, hip hop, go-go, etc. because it’s the drink of choice for elite blacks. It’s a sign that you’ve made it.

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  6. She Member
    She
    @She

    Hmm.

    I don’t see my favorite beer on here anywhere.  Perhaps it’s so “red” it’s off the chart.

    I do so love the marketing pitch.  (The two paragraphs under “Notes and Commercial Description” are what’s printed on every bottle).

    I think I like it because it reminds me of the kinds of beer I used to drink with my dad in the local pubs when I went to visit him.

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  7. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Hartmann, whenever Ray and I go to Leavenworth (Washington’s Bavarian Village), I order my favorite beer at Andreas Keller, Ayinger Celebrator Bock.

    Here’s video of Andreas Keller

    Downstairs at Andreas Keller

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  8. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Brandon Shafer:Where’s the moonshine?

    In the bed of the pickup out back under the tarp…

    Oh, you mean on the chart.

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  9. user_75648 Thatcher
    user_75648
    @JohnHendrix

    Well, that chart sure called me: Canadian Whiskey. This matches both my voting reliability and my solid right-of-center leanings.

    For what is is worth, I also drink Bud Lite and make a mean Margarita.

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  10. Ricochet Moderator
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    @OmegaPaladin

    Manny:

    Although, I’m curious why Sauvignon Blanc should skew so Democrat. I like Sauvignon Blanc. But it looks like a small population by size of the bubble

    Hmm, I tend to associate white wine drinkers with Liberals, but then again I’m a committed red wine drinker. What I can’t understand is why cognac is so far left. Though not my favorite, but I do like cognac.

    Cognac is actually quite popular on the high end of hip-hop culture.  Rappers and producers often go for top-tier cognac.

    Edit – just noticed several others pointed out the same thing.  Some of my black co-workers have recommended it to me, but I’m definitely a whiskey kind of guy.

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  11. Guruforhire Inactive
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    @Guruforhire

    I have generally stopped drinking.

    I drink either:

    Coke Zero

    Goya Ginger Beer

    Diet Cock and Bull Ginger Beer

    Virgils all natural root beer

    Seriously about the Virgil’s.  It will change your life.

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  12. Mr. Dart Inactive
    Mr. Dart
    @MrDart

    Brandon Shafer:Where’s the moonshine?

    Pappy can set ya up.  What ya lookin’ for son?  If it’s clear we got it here.

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  13. user_2967 Inactive
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    @MatthewGilley

    Mic Ultra and Bud Light Lime = Jeb voter.

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  14. Boots on the Table Member
    Boots on the Table
    @BootsontheTable

    Misthiocracy:Also, I’m offended that Michelob Ultra is even considered “beer”…

    They should relabel that category as “water”.

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  15. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    Max Ledoux, Admin:Looks to me like there are a lot of drunk Democrats who don’t vote.

    Let us keep it that way.

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  16. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    DocJay:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlR-I57nmr4

    I almost fainted when I watched this Doc. My little brother was one of the writers of that sketch!

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