(ReclaimingAmerica.net) A new poll has found that 62% of college students who identify as Democrats have said they would never share a dorm room with students who voted for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
The public opinion poll by NBC News and Generation Lab surveyed incoming sophomores of the class of 2025.
“Democrats in that group really shun people who voted for former President Donald Trump. Like, a lot,” concluded a report by Mediate, as cited by Fox News, based on the poll results.
At the same time, the survey found that the share of Republican college students who would refuse to share a dormitory with a student who voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 election is more than twice smaller, at 28%.
Besides that, the survey results demonstrated that most students would not date or marry someone who, in November 2020, supported the presidential candidate of the opposing party.
“Overall, the new poll finds a combined 54% of respondents say they would ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ room with someone who supported the presidential candidate they opposed in 2020, while 46% said they would ‘probably not’ or ‘definitely not,'” wrote NBC News reporter Mark Murray.
“A majority say they wouldn’t go on a date with someone who voted differently, and nearly two-thirds of them say they couldn’t see themselves marrying someone who backed a different presidential candidate two years ago,” he added.
Meanwhile, Cyrus Beschloss, the founder of the Generation Labs pollster, underscored the picture of extreme political polarization among college youth painted by the survey results.
“That’s a pretty powerful picture — you have Trump dorms and Biden dorms,” Beschloss said.
Comments from some of the surveyed students reaffirmed the highly divisive situation.
“I could never live with someone who supported a racist, homophobic, xenophobic and sexist person,” referring to Trump-supporting students,” Democrat September Mostranksy of Siena College told NBC News.
She clarified that she could find an exception for “somebody who is Republican. But when it comes down to it, Donald Trump is not the average Republican candidate.”
“A person’s political views do not affect whether or not I would have a friendship or relationship with them. Many of my friends have vastly different political views than I do, but I do not let that affect our friendship,” commented Catholic University Student Ethan Strohmetz, a Republican.
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