Even the country’s views on the just-wrapped Oscar season can be broken down by ideology.
A new study of registered voters by Public Policy Polling focused on the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave reveals a partisan component to the award.
But while a majority of respondents who agreed with the pick identified themselves as Democrats, the majority of those who disagreed identified themselves as Republicans … Among ideology, the majority of those who agreed said they were liberal, and the majority of those who disagreed said they were conservative.
The poll even shows how the 2012 presidential election reflected how voters felt about Slave’s selection as the year’s best movie.
The majority of those who agreed with 12 Years’ Oscar win voted for Barack Obama, while the majority of those who disagreed voted for Mitt Romney. When broken down by whom survey respondents agreeing with 12 Years’ win voted for in 2012, 50 percent said they voted for Obama, 13 percent said they voted for Romney and 20 percent said they voted for someone else. Among those who disagreed with 12 Years’ win, 9 percent voted for Obama, 24 percent voted for Romney and 19 percent voted for someone else.
This year’s Oscar host, Ellen DeGeneres, joked during her monologue that not voting for Slave meant you were racist. The studio behind the future Oscar winning film put the words “It’s Time” into its awards season ad campaign.