Do You and Your SO Have The Same Political Views?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do You and Your SO Have The Same Political Views?
    My SO and I have the same political views : (151 votes)
    63 %
    My SO and I have different Political views : (26 votes)
    11 %
    We differ in opinion, but it rarely causes problems between us : (54 votes)
    23 %
    We differ in opinion and we've had arguments on several occasions : (8 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Similar. His became more like mine over time. I am more empassioned, politically active, and more left (compassion-oriented) than him but he is catching up by a lot. He used to think it was ok “not to be a political person” but now he knows better and knows that to try to avoid that reponsibility is to shirk a basic adult duty as a citizen of this earth.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    We tend to disagree on some smaller things, as certain topics are more important to each of us, but it’s never caused an issue. We lean in the same directions, but sometimes the differences we have will cause us to vote for different candidates. 

    In the presidential election last year, for example, he voted for a mainstream candidate and I went for a 3rd party candidate. Both were similar, but I chose the 3rd party candidate over the mainstream candidate because of their stance on one particular issue. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Different. But I’m not that all into politics so we don’t talk about it

    Post # 6
    Member
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    FI and I both lean left. I couldn’t be with someone who disagreed with me on fundamental issues that are important to me.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @joya_aspera:  This to a T! We are both very liberal and FI was a lot less political before he met me.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2766 posts
    Sugar bee

    We have very similar political beliefs, and in fact this was one of my inital draws to him – he worked for the Obama campaign both terms and I love how involved and passionate he is about his views and beliefs. It was a point of contention with my ex, who is apathetic to the extreme, so I looked for someone I could have discussions, debates and just talk to about stuff I care about re: politics 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    1840 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Basically. I lean left and FI tends to choose candidates on a case by case basis. We both voted for Obama last year.

    Post # 11
    Member
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    One of the things I love about FI is how passionate he gets about an idea or goal, but that’s also what makes him slightly irritating, politically speaking. We have very similar ideas, almost exact. I just don’t care as much as he does and think he’s a little radical… I hate politics.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @prettyinpink11:  Our second date was at a dinner with the Governor. He became intrigued very quickly! LOL

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m a Republican, DH is a Union Democrat, a Blue Dog Democrat. That being said, we are really politically equal both Conservatives. We have had some interesting and spirited discussions over the years. He had never looked any deeper into issues before he met me, now he absorbs more news sources than I do.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    My DH and I are both Libertarians, leaning towards being conservative. We like personal freedoms.

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’m a lot more left… but then, I’m pretty left in general, really… about as far as you can go without entering the (really nutty, IMO) “anarchist” spectrum. Sure, we argue about it.

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