Do political opposites attract?
Not so much, according to a national poll released Thursday. Among college-age people, 71% of Democrats said they would not go on a date with someone who voted for an opposing presidential candidate, the Generation Lab/Axios survey found.
When it came to Republican youth, only 31% said they would not date someone who voted for an opposing presidential candidate.
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There were more stark contrasts between Democrats and Republicans regarding friendship, employment, and business support.
Forty-one percent of Democrats would not "shop at or support a business of" members of the opposite party, compared to 7% of Republicans expressing the same sentiment. Thirty-seven percent of Democrats refused to "be friends with" members of the opposite party, compared to 5% of Republicans. Thirty percent of Democrats would not "work for" members of the opposite party, compared to 7% of Republicans, according to the poll.
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The survey was conducted between Nov. 18 and 22 amid 850 respondents and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.