Survey: Cross-Politicking

Weekly editors

Will this election give a new meaning to the phrase “sleeping with the enemy?” Certainly, partisan divisions have inspired angry words, so is it too much of a stretch to think that your choice of a mate could be affected by his/her political views? In our Norris survey, people seemed remarkably open-minded, but there were certainly detractors. “I actually am in a relationship with a Republican, and it sucks,” said one junior. A Weinberg sophomore said that he “could date someone who wanted to ‘drill, baby, drill'” but drew the line at a girl who supported overturning Roe v. Wade. Two people said that if James Carville – a prominent Democratic adviser married to a political director in the Bush Administration – could do it, they could, too. Maybe there’s some hope for those across the aisle to some day walk down it as well.Yes: 84No: 16