New Poll Shows Beer Drinkers Love Politics, Vote Republican
In light of tonight's presidential debate, a new survey finds that beer drinkers are leaning Republican to avoid beer taxes
Remember that survey that showed Republicans drink Samuel Adams, Democrats love their Heineken, and Dos Equis is the most bipartisan beer? Now, a new poll reveals even more about beer drinkers' political habits — and found that they're some of the most politically active citizens.
A SaveonBrew survey asked 1,000 participants about their political views, and found that the majority of beer drinkers are more interested in politics than the World Series or NFL games. Surprised? Sixty-six percent of respondents said they'll be tuning into the presidential debates, far more than those watching the baseball postseason or even the NFL season.
What's more is the poll found that 75 percent of the respondents identified as Republicans. The reason? Beer taxes, said researcher Mark Davidson. "Frankly, we were surprised the results were so starkly polarized... There were a considerable number of independents and people who voted for Obama that jumped ship because they said they feared tax hikes. In 2010, 45 percent of what beer drinkers paid all went toward taxes," said Davidson in a release.
Could beer drinkers sway the 2012 presidential debates and election? Maybe Obama should start handing out his own brew if he wants to win. For us, we'll just enjoy the presidential debate drinking games.