Most Individuals agree: Thanksgiving not the time for politics
Three in 4 respondents in a brand new ballot suppose household shouldn’t speak politics throughout Thanksgiving celebrations and plan to keep away from discussing the outcomes of this yr’s midterms.
A brand new Axios-Ipsos ballot discovered that 77 % of respondents suppose Thanksgiving isn’t a very good time to get into politics with household, and simply 15 % stated it was. Republicans had been extra seemingly than Democrats to suppose Thanksgiving ought to be politics-free (81 % to 74 %).
However whereas over half of Individuals spending time with household this vacation say they in all probability received’t speak in regards to the outcomes of this yr’s midterms on the desk (58 %), 41 % of Democrats and 29 % of Republicans stated they’ll seemingly broach the subject anyway.
The White Home sought to verify this week that those that do enterprise into political debates are ready, releasing a collection of speaking factors to tout “President Biden’s high accomplishments for when chatting together with your Uncle at Thanksgiving.”
The desk matter checklist detailed Biden’s wins on inflation and infrastructure and took a swing on the GOP, saying “Republicans in Congress are EXTREME.”
Sharing the talking points on Twitter, White Home deputy communications director Jennifer Molina stated, “Convey the receipts to the Thanksgiving dinner!”
Carried out Nov. 18-21, the Axios-Ipsos ballot surveyed 1,005 U.S. adults and had a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.8 proportion factors.