(Closed) Do you and your FI/DH/SO agree about politics?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Do you and SO agree politically?

    Yes! We're both Liberals or Democrats

    Yes! We're both Conservatives or Republicans

    Yes! We're both members of a third party

    We agree on a few things, but mainly disagree

    We agree on almost nothing

  • Post # 3
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We mostly agree on major political and moral issues and sometimes disagree on smaller things. He’s watching the DNC right now and it’s pissing me off (I was also pissed off by the RNC). Our biggest thing is that I (quite childishly) hate politicians for their lies and hypocrisy, so I just look away / don’t read / don’t listen to politics. He stays much more on top of it.

    Post # 4
    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re conservative on fiscal issues, liberal on social issues – which in themselves can cause a bit of a conflict but not between the two of us. He doesn’t vote though which I think is ridiculous. Like, he has PRINCIPLES about not voting.

    Post # 5
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We mostly agree. He didn’t care about politics at ALL before he met me though so I think I had a strong effect on his beliefs. There are some things we disagree on though, mostly financial regulation type stuff because he works in finance and he says i don’t full understand some of the financial nuances (which is probably true).

    Post # 6
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Actually he identifies with libertarianism too(he would never call himself a Democrat) and I’m mostly a Democrat (with a few fiscal exceptions), but we agree completely on anything that’s worth talking about. So none of your options really match us, but I picked the first. I would have a very hard time being with someone who didn’t feel similarly about the social issues that are hotly debated in politics. 

    Post # 7
    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Yes, we do. Not 100%, but we agree on the basic principles.

    Post # 9
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re both Liberal Democrats, and agree on most everything. He keeps up on it a lot more than I do, but I couldn’t picture having an SO with a different political view than mine. I have friends who are Republicans, and because I love them, we generally just avoid the subject when possible. But I couldn’t keep my mouth shut around SOs all my life… and things tend to get pretty heated if certain subjects are not agreed upon. So I’m glad I found a fellow Liberal to marry 🙂

    His parents on the other hand are Conservative Tea Partiers… I just try to smile and nod and then me and the DH cry about it later when we’re home lol

    Post # 10
    9161 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Your poll doesn’t really apply to me and other international bees because we have different parties.

    Basically we both agree that all politicians suck and are self serving but when it comes to voting (which is compulsary here) I tend to vote labour whilst he votes for the greens. There is no real equivalant to the Australian Labour party in the USA but the closest would be the social democrats. The opposition the liberal party would be akin to your republicans and the Australian democrats party would your democrat party. The Australian greens are an enviromnetal and somewhat humantarian focused group.

    Post # 11
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    On most social issues we agree.  Abortion, marriage rights, etc.  We disagree on some things, like the death penalty (he’s for, I’m against).  When it comes to financial issues and such, I feel that we’re both ridiculously out of the loop and ill informed.

    Post # 12
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We agree on quite a lot when you parse out the individual issues, but we weigh their importance very differently.  We’re both members of a third party although we “lean” in different directions.

    Post # 13
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We are both liberal (although form different countries, and therefore political systems). We have some minor disagreements, but agree strongly on the big stuff. I don’t think either of us would have considered marrying someone conservative, as we both feel strongly about politics.

    Post # 14
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We’re both Libertarian and it suits us fine. 😉

    Post # 15
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We agree on the vast majority of issues but DH is pretty apathetic about politics itself.

    Post # 16
    7309 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Like the OP, we agree on a few things, but disagree on most. I am pretty liberal, and Mr. LK leans Libretarian. Politics/policy is the only recurring argument we’ve ever had in our entire relationship. We’ve now developed a system for stopping those arguments in their tracks. Otherwise, they had a tendency of getting heated very quickly.

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