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Vroom! What Your Car Says About Your Politics

Is your co-worker a Democrat or a Republican? He or she might not be saying, but his or her chosen ride could help drive you to a conclusion.

Automotive research website conducted a Facebook survey to learn what Republicans and Democrats like to drive. It found a few distinct differences, too.

(Okay, okay, any Facebook survey is automatically a shaky research premise in my book but I'm too keyed up this morning about the election to care. Plus, I'm about to go spend hours waiting in line to vote, so I'm busy planning the logistics of insulated shoes and periodic bathroom breaks. So please stay with me here. P.S.: If you haven't already, please get out and vote!)

Anyway, reveals more than one-fourth (29%) of our Republican/conservative friends drive trucks, while slightly more than one-fourth of our Democratic/liberal friends (27%) drive economy and compact cars. This finding doesn't seem particularly shocking for some reason, but what does seem surprising is how much our Republican/conservative friends have it in for minivans and vans in general, which they like the least, apparently. As in, they pretty much hate them. Who knew? Yes, Democrats are more likely to be driving a minivan. Or a Volvo or a Subaru Outback with a dog and a pile of recyclable grocery bags in the trunk to use on trips to Whole Foods, depending on what floats the proverbial boat. The dog goes inside the car, and not on top. So, there you go.

Both sides in nearly equal amounts go for flashy muscle and sports cars, with roughly 14% of respondents on either side boasting one in their garage. Hey, midlife crisis knows no political party. (I kid, I kid! Or do I?)

On the flip side, neither side particularly likes hybrid/alternative-fuel cars, which ranked among the least popular vehicles.

You can get the rundown on the's survey here. Now go get in your chosen car and get out and vote!!!


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