Democrats and Republicans Find Common Ground...in Canada

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Today I learned that the stress of the thought of moving to another country is accepted over the stress of dealing with a U.S. election.

Democrats and Republicans have common ground...and that ground is in Canada...or at least in their election-provoked interest in Canada.

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According to Google Trends, searches for “Moving to Canada” is higher than it has been since November 2008, but far lower than they were in November 2004. Searches for “moving to Canada” were pretty flat between November 2008 and February 2016.

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So who's interested in moving to Canada? Well, if you break out “moving to Canada if Trump wins” and “moving to Canada if Hillary/Clinton wins” you can see who's looking to their neighbor to the north.

Interestingly, even people wanting to flee a Clinton presidency on the grounds, presumably, of evading socialist programs, are considering moving to a country that already has socialist programs.

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The real take-away here is that while many more Democrats consider moving to Canada at the threat of or during a Republican presidency—the current interest in moving to Canada is no higher than it was during the entirety of the Bush administration—Democrats and Republicans can find common ground (pun sort of intended) in their interest in moving to Canada.

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