Public Policy Polling doesn't only gauge how presidential candidates are faring. Recently, the North Carolina outfit also surveyed Americans on a variety of holiday issues.
For instance, whether or not you like fruitcake depends on your party affiliation – or your generation.
"There's a massive party and generational divide when it comes to the issue of fruitcake," pollsters explained. "Overall, 38 percent of Americans say they think fruitcake is good to 52 percent who say that think it is not. Republicans (50/46) and seniors (58/33) think it's good while Democrats (39/53) and young voters (27/64) say no thanks."
Though, the partisan bickering seems to stop there – at least during the holidays. Most Americans are united overall on several Christmastime issues, including:
- Most Americans (68/18) have an unfavorable view of the Grinch. Pollsters added that Americans simply "aren't buying the Grinch's rehabilitation at the end of the book/movie/tv special."
- Most Americans (58/34) prefer multicolored lights instead of white lights.
- Most Americans (52/39) prefer real trees over fake ones.
- Most Americans (62/23) like opening gifts on Christmas morning instead of Christmas Eve.
Interestingly, Republicans (68/19) felt stronger about opening presents on Christmas morning than did Democrats (57/28).
The survey of 1,267 registered voters was conducted between Dec. 16-17 using landlines and Internet polls.