(Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say this.) Just over half (57 percent) of those respondents would go so far as to marry someone with dramatically different political leanings.
How can you keep yourself in the running if your date has different views on candidates and issues? “The biggest mistake that daters of different parties can make is to believe that their partner will change his or her political views to accommodate them,” says political consultant David Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision in Atlanta, GA.
It’s been challenging during the campaign, but we gently remind each other when one of us starts to stray into those waters…
and that keeps it smooth sailing.” Though these approaches are definitely doable, each requires a high level of self-awareness, discipline and a strong desire to make the relationship work.
Mary Matalin and James Carville’s union is high-profile proof that folks of different political stripes can get along… And research indicates that almost two-thirds (63 percent) of singles surveyed during earlier elections said they’d talk about politics on a first date.
And while you're studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out." In his opening statement last month before a US Congressional Committee hearing titled "Confronting Russia's Weaponization of Information," the Russian-born British author Peter Pomerantsev served his Republican-led audience a piping hot serving of neocon alarmism.