We learned recently that conservatives prefer Wild Turkey and liberals prefer Grey Goose vodka, according to a report from the National Media Research Planning and Placement.
But what about consumers of the not-so-heavy alcohol? That is, is there a correlation between a person’s politics and the beer they drink?
Thanks to the folks who researched the original data on alcohol and politics, we have an answer to that question: yes.
“Perhaps unsurprisingly, beers you might expect to find someone drinking while watching a football game — Miller Lite, Coors Light, basically anything that bills itself as a low-calorie beer — leans Republican,” the Washington Post reported.
Meanwhile, Rolling Rock, Milwaukee’s Best, Miller High Life and various microbrews (didn’t see that coming) tend to lean to the left.
“(B)eer drinkers are far less likely to show up to the polls than wine drinkers are. Oenophiles who prefer Cabernet Sauvignon are more likely to vote Republican, while Sauvignon blanc drinkers are overwhelmingly Democratic voters,” the Post report adds.
Here’s another interesting factoid from the National Media Research Planning and Placement report: Whiskey fans tend to vote conservative — but whiskey types usually indicate whether a person will vote at all. Fans of Canadian whiskey, for example, tend to vote occasionally. Bourbon drinkers tend not to vote at all.
The single malt lover? They vote and they vote often.
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