Now, I might not have John King’s (from CNN) fancy interactive electoral map, but I thought it might be fun here on Thanksgiving Eve to look at the polls focused on the holiday’s feast and activities that I put up last week.
First-off – turnout was great! A 50% increase (or more) over any previous poll here. Clearly, people have strong opinions about Thanksgiving.
For the question about what part of the meal is their favorite, stuffing eked out a narrow victory over sweet potatoes and the bird itself. Also, demographically, stuffing RULES the Northeast, with sweet potatoes and turkey better represented once you get out of that region.
Taken together, there was a huge majority for side dishes (68.8%) over the turkey or desserts (which together came in at <10% — maybe folks are too full by the time they get to dessert).
Coming up short on the table was long-time staple mashed potatoes, with one lone vote (from SLO-town – cough cough).
Looking at the broader holiday, getting together with friends and family was the easy winner, getting 40% of the vote (which is interesting because we're doing neither, opting for a 2-person feast The Aerie…). Having a 4day weekend was next and the feast itself pulled up 3rd.
Interestingly, there were no votes for commonly-associated-Thanksgiving activities of watching football and Christmas shopping. And apparently, the Bluegrass State of Kentucky is where folks love that post-feast-coma. Also curious — two more people voted in the feast question than the holiday question.
Thanks for your participation — that was fun!