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Behind the Numbers
Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Rally around Thanksgiving

Consensus at last: almost all Americans – from coast to coast and across stiffening party lines – have favorable views of Thanksgiving dinner, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Overall, 93 percent say they have positive views of the traditional meal, including 77 percent who say so “strongly.”

Not everyone, however, is equally enthusiastic about Thursday’s main event. Fully 89 percent of Republicans have strongly favorable views of Thanksgiving dinner, a number that slides to 77 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of independents.


Across regions, those in the Midwest and South are significantly more positive about the upcoming festivities than are those who live in the Northeast or the West.

But almost everyone has a favorable view. Hopefully the meal won’t disappoint.

The poll was conducted Nov. 16 to 20 among a random national sample of 1,009 adults via conventional landline and cellular telephones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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By  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

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