A recent study examining the alcohol preferences of American voters reveals our drinking habits may be as divided as our politics. The study, conducted by National Media senior vice president for research Will Feltus, breaks down two years’ worth of data to chart drinkers according to partisanship, beverage of choice, and voter turnout, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
According to the report, Democrats are overwhelmingly fans of Cognac. This is followed by Mexican lagers such as Corona, Modelo, and Tecate. Northeastern Democrats are particularly fond of Heineken.
Republicans, meanwhile, reach for bourbon, particularly in the South. After bourbon, the right-wing drink of choice is light beer, especially the conservatively flavored Michelob Ultra. Mich Ultra is followed close behind by Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud Light, and Busch Light, the report says.
Republicans are also big fans of diet sodas, indicating the party is more conservative with its collective waistline. Further data confirming this might be President Trump toasting the UN with a wine glass full of Diet Coke. We haven’t forgotten.
The chart also shows Democrats are more liberal with their consumption, drinking more alcoholic beverages overall than Republicans. To echo Bloomberg Businessweek author Joshua Green, who could blame us?