We've all seen it; many of us have seen it up close and personal.
In a new Pew survey
, 47% of Liberal Democrats said that it would affect their friendship if a friend supported Trump. The feeling is strongest among white (40%), college-educated (44%) Liberals. The number drops to 35% for all people identifying as Democrats. It drops to 25% among conservative or moderate Democrats.
But... Conservatives don't like 'em either. 52% say it's stressful to talk politics with Trump supporters. 68% of Democrats say it is. Men get a little less stressed than women, 54% to 64%. But still.
Only 13% of Republicans said they'd hold it against a friend if he voted for Hillary. But I guess that makes sense, since a good many of them said they did.
And, as we've also seen here, Democrats are a little more likely (59%) to think that Republicans share their other, non-political values and goals. 56% of Republicans think that way of Democrats and the number drops to 49% among Conservative Republicans. The converse of that is maybe more telling. 42% of Liberals think Republicans don't
share their values, where 47% of Conservatives think those stinkin' lefty Dems don't share their values.
"I already knew that" but interesting.
Don't look at me, I just work here.