Leading up to the 2016 election, politics were a common watercooler discussion at workplaces around the country, and the focus on politics is increasing and having an effect on productivity.

The last election marked a shift in how often people discuss politics at work. A recent Gallup poll says 60 percent of Americans report coworkers talking more about politics in the last four months than before the election. This same Gallup poll says for those seeing political discussions increase, they aren't seeing productivity affected.

This was also a trend during the campaign leading up to the election. Earlier this year Gallup surveyed Democratic workers about their engagement before and after the 2016 election to see if the political scene in the country was affecting workplace productivity.

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