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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:30 AM

According to a New Survey, Republicans Turn to Olive Garden For Quality ‘Ethnic Food’

http://gawker.com/5987018/according-to-a-new-survey-republicans-turn-to-olive-garden-for-quality-ethnic-food

Not even a delicious breakfast spread can unite a country. Public Policy Polling has released a survey covering how basic food preferences divide along party lines. PPP questioned 500 registered American voters from February 21 to the 24th, through automated phone calls.

While Democrats prefer bagels (34%) or croissants (32%), Republicans much prefer to eat donuts (35%). Moving onto lunch time, Democrats prefer KFC to Chick Fil A (39% to 18%) while Republicans prefer the latter (48% to 29%). For carbonated beverages, Democrats prefer a full-calorie soda (47% to 31%), while Republicans prefer diet soda (42% to 34%).

And for opinions on exciting new cuisine? Republicans narrowly voted that Olive Garden is "a quality source of authentic ethnic food" (43% to 41%), Democrats narrowly disagreed (41% to 44%) - but just barely though.


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Reply According to a New Survey, Republicans Turn to Olive Garden For Quality ‘Ethnic Food’ (Original post)
TheMightyFavog Feb 2013 OP
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #1
Javaman Feb 2013 #14
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #19
BainsBane Feb 2013 #2
TheMightyFavog Feb 2013 #3
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #5
Arcanetrance Feb 2013 #4
Javaman Feb 2013 #15
customerserviceguy Feb 2013 #6
IDemo Feb 2013 #7
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #20
Gorp Feb 2013 #8
reflection Feb 2013 #9
bemildred Feb 2013 #10
HappyMe Feb 2013 #11
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #12
Javaman Feb 2013 #13
NightWatcher Feb 2013 #16
reformist2 Feb 2013 #17
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #18
MadrasT Feb 2013 #21
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #22

Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:36 AM

1. That makes my brain hurt....

Last edited Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:12 PM - Edit history (1)

Olive Garden and quality authentic "ethnic food" doesn't belong in the same sentence.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:48 AM

14. olive garden is to ethnic food as is red lobster is to steak. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:12 PM

19. Or sea food even :D

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:44 AM

2. None of that speaks well for the American public

The difference between Democrats and Republicans on that question is slight.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:47 AM

3. I think it's kind of amusing, myself...

Considering Olive Garden's... ahem... history on this site.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:38 AM

5. LOL

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:36 AM

4. Well than I'm more of a mess than I thought

Does it predict where one falls if one enjoys both bagels and doughnuts for breakfast. Not at the same time of course

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

15. Begals are just unsweetened donuts. Don't let anyone tell you less.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:20 AM

6. That's the way it is throughout a large part of the country

You go travel to some small town out there, ask a local about a good place to eat, and more often than not they'll tell you about that new Olive Garden or Outback over at the mall.

I didn't realize how rich an ethnic mix of food styles could be until I moved here nearly six years ago.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:30 AM

7. Only not during breastfeeding hour..

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Response to IDemo (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:17 PM

20. You just HAD to go there....

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:09 AM

8. Olive Garden is "ethnic food"? I guess that qualifies Taco Bell and Pizza Hut too.

 

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:11 AM

9. Holy crap.

"quality source of authentic ethnic food"

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:13 AM

10. Good Lord. No doubt McDonald's is "traditional American food". nt

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:18 AM

11. Oh! A thread about

Olive Garden and Republicans!

I hope they go the the Times Square Olive Garden. They feature chain smoking, breast feeding pit bulls.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:47 AM

12. apparently so did Dems.....lol wtf?

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:47 AM

13. I'm beginning to be of the belief that repubs are a difference species all together...

Maybe their taste-buds are stunted?

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

16. Nothing says Yummy like I-talian from the mall

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:51 AM

17. This is just a way of making fun of Middle America, but it is amusing. ;)


I'm picturing a nice farm family in Iowa going to the new Olive Garden in Dubuque for some of that tasty I-talian food!

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:52 AM

18. Thats kinda like

Going to Panda Express for "authentic Chinese food". Yes, their food is yummy, but its not authentic Chinese.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:27 PM

21. To those of us of Italian descent, Italian is not "ethnic" food, it is just What We Eat.

With an Italian grandma and half-Italian mother (who both taught me how to cook), it has been What I Eat my whole life.

And while Olive Garden has a few tasty dishes... um.... just no. That is not "Italian food".

"Italian-ish"... at best.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:31 PM

22. What's the Italian-equivalent term for "Tex-Mex"? n/t

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