The Flag Favors the Right

File this under the “Things we already kinda knew” category. 

In two separate experiments voters were shown pictures containing images of the United States flag just prior to voting. Immediately after the election the researchers found that these test subjects overwhelmingly voted for Republican candidates and issues. Cool, right?

 But the most interesting aspect of the study is how the flag effects the Left:

Even for Democrats, being exposed to the flag a single time pushes them toward the opposite end of the ideology scale. 

So don’t be surprised to see Old Glory everywhere you turn next year.