Politics is moving further and further away from work safe, but sadly, it still comes up every now and then.
In my workplace, a few very vocal people are in support of a certain presidential-candidate-to-be. Given my unfortunate luck, I'm surrounded by them in a little island of [candidate]-ism and even worse off, they're social and like to ask peoples opinions, generally (I assume) hoping to enforce their own. I don't want to express my opinion in this matter because I have to work with these people and don't want to be seen as an enemy to their ethically-nonstandard candidate.
As we ramp up to the election season, my coworkers seem to get more energized for their candidate and want to talk about him more which I find incredibly irksome. I'm starting to need some alternative approaches to not getting into these conversations other than burrowing into my work, jacking up my headphones, and looking more and more irate as they discuss political views, because if they ask me one more time I'm going to give 'em both double barrels (yes, both double barrels, as in four barrels, or two shotguns worth) of what I think of their candidate, which will not make me popular at all.
So, how can I avoid these conversations?