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What Does Your Beer Choice Also Say About Your Political Orientation? Miller Lite and Coors Light Drinkers...

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Rolling Rock vs. Budweiser.

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, a row of beer taps stand ready to serve at Hop City Craft Beer and Wine in Birmingham, Ala. A beer revolution is brewing in Alabama. Drinkers thirsty for something other than Budweiser or Miller didn’t have many choices in the state just a few years ago, but a series of laws passed since 2009 has opened up Alabama to the world of high-alcohol specialty beers, neighborhood brew pubs and microbreweries. And unlike before, hobbyists can now legally make their own beer after purchasing supplies at stores like Hop City Craft Beer & Wine, which was raided by state agents in 2012 before the law changed. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) AP Photo/Dave Martin\n

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.

The type of beer a person drinks could indicate which party they support (Image source: Jennifer Dube, National Media Research Planning and Placement)

“(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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