Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Democrats and Republicans, through food

Public Policy Polling reports the following tidbits from its first national poll on food, conducted Feb. 21-24 among 500 registered voters:

Burger King is the favorite fast-food hamburger restaurant, topping Wendy's and McDonald's, while KFC and Chick-fil-A tie among fast-food chicken places (though Southerners lean toward the latter).

57% of Americans would rather drink a Coke than a beer, while 30% prefer beer and 12% claim they never drink either.

Among bready things, Democrats enjoy bagels (34%) and croissants (32%) while Republicans prefer donuts (35%).

Democrats "are cool with vegans" (a 48/22 favorability rating); Republicans have a negative opinion of them (31/41).

Democrats prefer regular soda (47/31) while Republicans prefer diet (42/34).

And while Republicans narrowly believe that Olive Garden constitutes "a quality source of authentic ethnic food" (43/41), Democrats (41/44) think it does not.

54% of voters say that they'd be willing to pay more for their restaurant meals to help employees have health insurance; 30% say they would not. Democrats (72/19) are overwhelmingly willing to pay more for that purpose, but Republicans are, by a narrow margin (41/38), as well.


Anonymous said...

that Olive Garden stat is soooo telling.