Apparently Republicans Are Trying to Lose Weight

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Hotline On Call has analyzed the beer drinking habits of American voters and produced the chart below. The first thing that struck me is that in nearly every case, the light version of a particular beer is more Republican than the standard version. (The only exception is Sam Adams, in the upper right.) Joshua Tucker noticed the same thing. Unfortunately, there’s no data for Coors, but given how far right Coors Light is, the relationship probably holds there too. Anybody care to offer up some insultingly pop psych explanations for this?

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