According to a study by Pew Research, 43 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of Democrats view the other party unfavorably, which is more than double the numbers in 1994. As voters head to the polls in Clarke County on Nov. 6, Clarke County may vote contrary to the majority as a blue county in a red state.

 Why It’s Newsworthy: Four in 10 conservatives and three in 10 liberals reported that they welcomed and were comfortable in political discussions, according to a study by Pew Research. Brittany Stewart investigates how open Athens voters are to having political conversations with those closest to them. 

 

Brittany Stewart is a senior majoring in journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

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