"Eating their feelings."


Looks like some Democrats just can't take the stress of the midterms.


With the blue wave seeming more in doubt by the day, Democrat voters are developing symptoms of anxiety and are increasingly relying on "de-stressors," like binge eating and over-drinking, a new poll finds.


According to a poll ​conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the fitness site Daily Burn, Democrats are 50 percent more likely than Republicans to say they’re “eating their feelings” as a result of the current political climate. They’ve also started drinking more heavily -- at twice the rate of their GOP counterparts.


But in addition to stress-eating, Democrats are also more likely to try to burn out all the bad energy by exercising more. According to the poll, the blues are 40 percent more likely than the reds to say they've been doing more exercise in the weeks leading up to the elections.


Bipartisan convergence: A majority of both Democrats and Republicans say that they've been consuming a lot more social media in anticipation of the midterms. A majority of the both groups also confesses to have been binge-watching Netflix more to alleviate the political anxiety.


Out of concern for the manifest frailty of liberal voters, NBC published Thursday a ​guide for the distraught Democrat. If you feel that national politics are turning you into an emotional wreck, the article recommends keeping hooch and junk food out of the house to avoid unhealthy pain management. 


“I’m seeing some people so stressed at the moment they're doing two, even three soul cycle classes at day,” Dr. Navya Mysore, a primary care doctor, told NBC New's well-being outlet "BETTER." 


The NBC guide also recommends limiting news consumption. (We'll go against our own interest as a news outlet and admit that's probably not a bad idea...)


PS: For more thoughts on how to deal with a toxic political climate, we ​recommend listening to Jonah Golberg's latest "The Remnant" podcast, where he and National Review executive editor Reihan Salam debate (and often disagree) on how to find healthier sources of meaning and belonging in a nation plagued by toxic partisanship.


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