Poll: Democrats Are Stress-Eating More, Drinking Republicans Under the Table Due to Midterm Election Stress

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November 1, 2018

A new survey shows Democrats are 50 percent more likely than Republicans to say they're "eating their feelings" and doubling up the GOP in drinking more because of stress over the midterm elections.

NBC News reported on a YouGov poll showing Democrats are eating and drinking more because of nerves over the critical election, the first opportunity for the Democrats since a disastrous 2016 that saw President Donald Trump win the White House and the GOP retain control of the House and Senate:

According to a poll conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the fitness site DailyBurn, Democrats are 50 percent more likely than Republicans to say they’re "eating their feelings" as a result of the current political climate. They’re also drinking more (a 2-to-1 ratio over their GOP counterparts).

The ostensibly good news is that these stressed out Democrats are also working out more, by as much as 40 percent; but even exercise can be overdone.

Primary care doctor Navya Mysore told NBC that she's seen people doing up to "three soul cycle classes" in a single day.

"Exercise is good for you, but too much is not. You [risk] dehydration and your body needs time to rest and rejuvenate," she said.

Tips for dealing with the election blues include not having junk food around the house, shutting off the news, and spacing out tough workouts.

Democrats are bullish about winning back the House for the first time since losing it in the Tea Party wave in 2010, but capturing the Senate will be an uphill climb with their party defending nearly three times as many seats.