He's Republican, She's Democrat: 23 Ways to Make Love and Politics Work

Research suggests women are more liberal than the men they love. In fact, the Center for Policy Alternatives, a nonpartisan policy group, reports that if only women's votes were counted in the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore would have won by a landslide with 402 electoral votes! And the responses from a recent survey taken at iVillage support these stats. According to the women who post on the Relationships channel message boards, most tend to vote democrat while their SOs are generally more conservative. But each had a uniqe opinion about what role political opinions play in marriage. Read their tips on the place political debates have at home, and when leaving your opinion at the polls is your best bet.

"He's a Republican, I'm a Democrat. This makes for interesting discussions around election time, but he thinks we shouldn't discuss politics for the most part. But I like the spirited discussions so when there are major things going on, I have to discuss them -- with him! --kd1100

"My husband and I pretty much have the same ideas when it comes to politics. When we do disagree, I don't think it hurts our relationship, in fact I think it makes it better. Could you imagine what the world would be like if we all agreed on the same issues? Pretty dull. -- cl-smiley66

"We rarely disagree, but when we do it usually leads to a very heated debate which tends to turn us both on! Before things get ugly politics are usually forgotten." --momofzoeanddan

"The lack of political discussion between me and my husband is most likely the reason why we've been married so long."
--twoki

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