By Heather Morton
Did you watch last night's presidential debate while enjoying an adult libation? If so, you were not alone, 42 percent of adults age 21 or older have enjoyed a beer in the past 30 days, according to Scarborough Research data.
As voters prepared to watch the presidential debates at viewing parties across the country, National Media recently analyzed Scarborough Research's interview data of 200,000 American adults to determine whether there is a partisan divide in the brands preferred by beer drinkers. The analysis tracked the political party identification of survey respondents as well as their favorite beer brand. Samuel Adams and Michelob Ultra are brands preferred by Republican voters, while Democrat voters drink Stella Artois and Heineken. Several brewers have brands that split across partisan lines: Miller Genuine Draft and Corona are favored by Democrats while Miller Lite and Corona Light are favored by Republicans.
Credit: Tracey Robinson, NMRPP in National Journal
If you plan to watch the next presidential debate while enjoying your favorite beer, whether you participate in a debate drinking game or not, don't forget to toast George Washington. Not only was George Washington the first President of the United States, he had his own personal recipe for "small beer." Cheers!