Do you think turkey can tackle the bipartisan divide in families this Thanksgiving?

Last November's politically divisive presidential campaigns and elections left many families facing a conundrum: deep political divisions at the Thanksgiving table.

Opinion columns written to newspapers nationwide expressed concerns about having to either avoid all political talk and stick to banal chats about weather or suffering through political arguments as a side with their Thanksgiving turkey. Those political divides have not lessoned in the year since the presidential election according to research from the Pew Research Center. There is now an average 36-percentage-point gap between Republicans and Republican-leaning independents and Democrats and Democratic leaners. In 1994, it was only 15 points.
My family does not talk politics during holiday gatherings.
38% (18 votes)
No, some differences are too big to bridge even for family.
35% (17 votes)
Yes, families can talk politics without getting disrespectful.
27% (13 votes)
Total votes: 48

Comments

It helps when you agree with your family on political views. It’s not hard to when there is a clown in the office. Impeach Trump!

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