How your drink of choice is linked to who you're voting for in 2020
- In a series of polls conducted from August through October, we asked people about their consumption habits in addition to how they plan to vote.
- Respondents who abstain from
alcoholare 6 percentage points more likely to vote for President Donald Trump, himself a teetotaler.
- Beer ended up being the most bipartisan drink of choice, with just a 2 percentage point skew toward Democratic nominee
In a campaign between two teetotalers, Americans' preference of alcoholic beverages can say something about their choice for president.
A series of Insider polls conducted from August through October found some political splits in alcohol consumption, as well as among those like Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump who abstain.Here's a breakdown of the numbers, which come from an aggregation of nine polls taken between August 8 and October 12. All told, the polls combined to 10,077 respondents, 8,623 of whom indicated they were registered to vote and 8,321 of whom said they would likely do so. Respondents were asked about their intentions of who they would vote for in November as well as a number of other questions.
- Non-drinkers are 6 percentage points more likely than the average respondent to say they plan on voting for Trump.
- Beer is the most evenly split beverage of choice, with just a 2 percentage point lean toward Biden.
- Liquor drinkers are the most likely to vote for Biden.
- Wine drinkers are right behind at 8 percentage points more than the average respondent to say they'll back Biden.
We also polled a bunch of other consumer preferences, including:
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