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Poll: 63 Percent Don't Want to Talk Politics at Thanksgiving

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:30 PM

Almost two-thirds of American voters — 63 percent — do not want to talk politics during Thanksgiving visits, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

  • 63 percent said they hope to avoid talking politics.
  • 26 percent said they look forward to it.

More voters 18 to 34 years old want to avoid political talk:

  • 72 percent hope to avoid.
  • 22 percent favor political discussion.

Breaking down the results between male and female voters, neither is in favor of political talk over the holiday.

  • 58 percent of men want to avoid political talk; 30 percent favor it.
  • 67 percent of women are against political talk and 22 percent support it.

Among all the poll's voters, 69 percent said that the way people discuss politics contributes to violence in the U.S., while 27 percent do not believe that.

The poll was conducted from Nov. 15-20 in a survey of 1,415 voters around the U.S., with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, according to the poll report.

According to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll Tuesday, 58 percent of people dreaded discussing politics over Thanksgiving.

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Almost two-thirds of American voters — 63 percent — do not want to talk politics during Thanksgiving visits, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
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